Area township trustee honors relative, historic sheriff

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Union Township Trustee Randy Poland spoke at a ceremony last week to honor Col. Ebenezer Sproat, first sheriff of the Northwest Territory from 1788 to 1802. The Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association (BSSA) dedicated a historic marker at Sproat’s gravesite in the Mound Cemetery in Marietta, on Friday. Poland is a fifth-generation grandson to Sproat. Pictured at the grave are, from left, Union County Sheriff’s Community Relations Officer Deputy Rich Crabtree, BSSA President Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn of Wood County, Union County Sheriff Jamie Patton, Poland and BSSA Executive Director Robert Cornwell. Union County will hold a candle light service to honor three local law enforcement officials killed in the line of duty, at the Fallen Officer Monument on the courthouse lawn. Plain City Police Chief Dale McKee will serve as master of ceremonies. The event is set to begin at 7:30 p.m., tonight. In case of inclement weather, the service will be moved to Veterans’ Auditorium in the County Office Building, 233 W. Sixth St.
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