By Marianne Christy
The Herkimer County Demo-crat Committee began the local election season at an event, “Kick Off for Klock,” on Saturday, April 11 where they formally announced Timothy Klock’s candidacy in the race for Herkimer County Sheriff.
“It is a great time for the future of our county. Tim’s vision and professionalism will re-invigorate the Sheriff’s Department and help make our county a better place,” said Richard Souza, Herkimer County Democrat Chairman.
Souza said Klock’s 30 years of law enforcement experience and his understanding of local issues will help bring a new, common sense approach to the Sheriff’s Department to insure a better future.
Klock, a lifelong Herkimer County resident and U.S Army veteran, continued his military service with the NY Army National Guard and the 107th Military Police Unit in Utica following his Honorable Discharge from active duty in 1983.
Since his 1984 graduation from the Police Academy he has served as a patrolman at police agencies county-wide, including the Village of St. Johnsville, Town of Webb, and the City of Little Falls where he was employed from 1988 to 1996.
In 1996 he took a job with the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff and in 2000 was promoted within the Forensic unit as an investigator.
He is a Certified Fire/Arson Investigator and Fingerprint Latent Examiner who has participated in continued law enforcement training throughout his career.
Klock is currently employed as an armed security guard at Remington Arms.
Aside from his vast law enforcement experience, Chairman Souza said the attribute that sets Tim Klock apart is his willingness to put politics aside, sit down at the table, and get something done.
“I believe he will put the best interests of the people of this county at the forefront of every decision he makes, and bring a steady, reasoned vision for the future to the Herkimer County Sheriff’s Office,” he said.
This will be the second time Klock will be seeking the position of sheriff.
In 2011 he attempted to unseat incumbent sheriff, Christopher Farber, who is currently serving his third term in office.
Sheriff Farber, a Republican, has not yet officially announced his intention to seek reelection.