Supporting Hohensee for Brown County sheriff

To the editor:

I have known Jeff Hohensee since he started his career with the New Ulm Police Department (NUPD) in 1991. In his first 3 months, he accepted the challenge of working as an Undercover Officer and assisted in conducting a successful narcotics investigation. Since that time, through hard work and dedication to his profession, he has been promoted to Senior Investigator.

As an officer of the NUPD for 28 years, I worked with Jeff for 15 of them. He has been part of the Drug Task Force for 20 years. He was a Team Leader for seven years of his 14 on the Emergency Response Unit. He was also one of the initial members involved with Brown County’s Drug Court. This program provided alternative programs for drug offenders enabling them to become productive citizens.

His most recent involvement has been the investigation of sex trafficking in partnership with Law Enforcement Agencies from Brown, Nicollet, and Blue Earth counties resulting in over 100 arrests. I know him to be a person of integrity who takes great pride in both his professional and personal life. Jeff has both the leadership and procedural experience to be sheriff for all the citizens of Brown County.

Harvey Grunst

New Ulm

Commander NUPD Retired