Retired St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin M. Wells endorses Undersheriff Sean P. O’Brien for Sheriff

News release

CANTON, NY – The Sean O’Brien for Sheriff campaign is proud to announce the endorsement of retired St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin M. Wells. In a heartfelt letter last week, Sheriff Wells detailed his support for Undersheriff O’Brien based on his extensive knowledge of both candidates and their careers in law enforcement.

Sheriff Wells stated, “Undersheriff Sean P. O’Brien is the candidate that has worked to grow his skills in the important areas that will be needed to be a successful Sheriff.” He also commended O’Brien for his work in personnel, budgeting, grant writing, School Resource Officer organization, planning, deployment, and collaboration with law enforcement partners at various levels.

In response to the endorsement, Undersheriff Sean P. O’Brien said, “I am deeply honored and humbled by the support from retired Sheriff Kevin M. Wells, a respected leader in our community. I will continue to work tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of the people of St. Lawrence County.”

Sheriff Wells praised O’Brien’s commitment to all constitutional rights, highlighting his role in maintaining efficient Pistol Permit application processing in the county. Wells also emphasized O’Brien’s ability to lead during challenging times, such as navigating Bail Reform barriers, state-imposed mandates, and the Covid pandemic.

Sheriff Wells is a well-respected figure within the St. Lawrence County community. Wells encourages everyone to join him and his family in supporting Undersheriff Sean P. O’Brien as the next Sheriff of St. Lawrence County.

To read Sheriff Welll’s full letter visit .

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