Congratulations Sheriff Paul Wilde

[Idaho POST Director William Flink, Bonneville County Sheriff Paul Wilde, Jefferson County Sheriff Blair Olsen] 
Paul was presented with the POST Executive Certificate—the highest certificate
awarded to peace officers in Idaho.  Paul has been in the business since 1977, the year I graduated from high school.  He’s done it all starting as a jailer, then patrol, detectives, through the ranks to Chief Deputy in 2003.  He’s been sheriff since 2008 shortly after I became chief.

In our younger years when we had little authority in our respective organizations, Paul and I joked about how things would be different when we were in charge.  But in all seriousness, I have to say that the single biggest change for the better is our determination to work together.

Nice job, Paul, and here’s another photo I managed to scare up.