The Coeur d’Alene Police Officers Association announced its endorsement of Bob Foster for Kootenai County Sheriff.
"Foster, former chief of police of 17 years and candidate for Kootenai County Sheriff, represents a valuable opportunity for county law enforcement and residents of Kootenai County," says a prepared statement issued by Rory Johnson, president of the association. "The former chief and current code enforcement officer for Coeur d’Alene Police Department will bring to the office of sheriff 40 years of impressive experience, proven professional leadership, and education that will provide fresh leadership for county law enforcement, government, and improved community relations."
The association comprises sworn and non-sworn personnel through the office of sergeant.
Foster is one of three independents running for sheriff in the November election. Independents Joe Bodman and Tom Dickson will also be on the ballot.
Ben Wolfinger is the Republican candidate for sheriff.