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Ohio House Passes Bill Honoring Sheriff Dale R. Williams

November 29, 2023
Don Jones News

COLUMBUS- The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 81, legislation that honors former Carroll County Sheriff Dale R. Williams, announced State Reps. Don Jones (R-Freeport) and Monica Robb Blasdel (R-Columbiana County).

The legislation designates a portion of State Route 39 between Carrollton and Dellroy as “Sheriff Dale R. Williams Memorial Highway,” ensuring that his commitment to Carroll County will be remembered by all who drive by.

Sheriff Williams began his career in law enforcement in 1969 as a dispatcher. After working as a full-time road deputy, he moved to the Carrollton Police Department and was elected sheriff in 2004, where he built a well-trained law enforcement department focused on protecting its community for 18 years. 

“Sheriff Williams passed away last September after 53 years of service to the Carroll County community,” said Jones. “I met Sheriff Williams and can speak firsthand to the good work he did as a public servant, but also to the tremendous person he was. He was admired by his family, his co-workers, and his community.”

“I have witnessed the effects of his experience and leadership. The admiration the community has for him shows the transformational influence that he left on the Sheriff’s Department,” said Robb Blasdel. “He was a lifelong public servant dedicated to the county, and his legacy will never be forgotten.”

House Bill 81 now moves to the Ohio Senate for consideration.