Bedford County sheriff discusses first-term accomplishments

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. – Bedford County Sheriff Mike Miller announced Thursday he’ll be running for a second term.

In a press conference, he spoke about what he’s been doing since he became sheriff four years ago.

Miller stepped into the role following longtime sheriff Mike Brown’s retirement.

He said during his first term, he’s focused on raising pay for the department, and that a deputy that was making $36,000 a year in 2019 is now making over $48,000.

“We have a servant’s heart, and my heart is to make sure that we are as safe as possible,” Miller said. “I can not do that alone. I have to do that standing beside the men and women of this office.”

Miller said he’s also worked to increase the number of deputies, including school resource officers, making sure there is one in each elementary school.

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