PICKAWAY COUNTY – Sheriff Hafey this morning received the honor of history this morning when he was presented with memorabilia from a past deputy of Pickaway County
According to Sheriff Hafey, “Today was an exciting day for the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office! We received some memorabilia from the grandson of a Pickaway County Deputy who served in the 1920’s. Deputy Carl Porter’s badge, thumb cuffs, whistle and commission paper are framed with his picture and have been in the possession of Carl’s grandson, Jason Porter.”
Jason who is also in law enforcement along with his mother presented the memorabilia to the Sheriff who said that he would have it on display in the lobby of the Sheriff Department for all to see.
After the meeting, the Sheriff’s department took Jason on a tour of the old jail located in downtown Circleville where the Pickaway County Engineer’s Office on West Franklin Street.
Jason provided a photograph of Carl’s campaign poster when he unsuccessfully ran against Sheriff Charles Radcliff for Sheriff in 1930.
“Sheriff Hafey would like to thank the Porter Family for this wonderful donation of Pickaway County History! We would also like to thank Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey for facilitating this event and to Pickaway County Engineer Chris Mullins and Jenny Griffin for the tour of the office.”