Meet the Sheriff

Once again, I am honored to have been elected and to serve as your Lorain County Sheriff.  I have been involved in police work for over 41 years and I enjoy this line of work and interacting with people.  We are public servants and the staff and I are here to serve you, the citizenry.  The Lorain County Sheriff's Office and all Sheriffs have the tradition and honor of serving the citizens of this great Country.

To give you a little history about myself, I was born and raised in the city of Lorain and presently reside in Brownhelm Township.  I am the 3rd oldest of 9 children and I have 5 sisters and 3 brothers.  I graduated from Lorain High School in 1968 and joined the United States Navy, where I proudly served for 4 years.  After being honorably discharged in 1972 I enrolled at Lorain County Community College in Police Science.  I took the Lorain Police examination in 1972 and was hired as a patrolman in April of 1973.  I proudly served the citizens of Lorain for 13 years as a Lorain Police Officer.

I was asked to join the Lorain County Sheriff's Office by former and retired Sheriff Martin J. Mahony.  I was promoted to Lieutenant and placed in charge of the Detective Bureau.  In 1988 I was promoted to Captain in charge of Personnel/Administration.  In 1990 I then was placed in charge of the Law Enforcement Division.  In 1992 I was placed in charge of the Jail Division and Administration/Personnel. In November of 2000, I was elected by the citizens of Lorain County to serve as your Sheriff.  I have been re-elected three times and I am currently serving my fourth term as the Sheriff of Lorain County.

I am happily married to Mary Jo Stammitti (nee: DeAngelis) and am the proud father of four daughters, Toni, Monica, Valerie, and Jessica (Deceased). Thanks again for electing me Sheriff, I promise to serve to the best of my abilities and should anyone need to reach me at the Sheriff's Office you can contact me via the form on the contact page of this website.