Boyd to Announce Candidacy for LaPorte County Sheriff

LaPorte County Sheriff's Major John Boyd
LaPorte County Sheriff’s Major John Boyd

A veteran member of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is set to announce his candidacy for sheriff. Major John Boyd has worked his way up from through the ranks since joining the department in 1990 and is now third in command. Prior to that promotion Boyd served as a captain and chief of detectives. Boyd will formally announce his candidacy tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Heston Hills Banquet and Conference Center in LaPorte. Several prominent Republicans are scheduled to attend, including LaPorte County Republican Party Chairman Leigh Morris, LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo, State Rep. Tom Dermody and former LaPorte County Sheriff Ken Layton, who is Boyd’s campaign chairman. Boyd says in a statement that he looks forward to running a positive campaign, and his main goal if elected is to tackle the heroin epidemic in the county. He also pledges to work tirelessly to improve the safety and security of students in the local schools.