Gary Sisk elected Catoosa County sheriff
RINGGOLD, Ga. — Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Gary Sisk will be new sheriff, defeating opponent Larry Black with about 55 percent of the votes in a high turnout runoff election.
“I’m ecstatic. It wasn’t a small number that decided [the race]. I think that’s big,” Sisk said Tuesday night. “I’m very humbled in the confidence the citizens have shown.”
Black, the former Lookout Mountain Task Force commander, didn’t return calls seeking comment Tuesday night.
Sisk will go on to the November election, but he has no challenger on the Democratic ticket.
Sisk has been with the Catoosa sheriff’s office for his entire career and has worked his way up the ranks for the last 22 years. Black, who has about 30 years law enforcement experience, has worked on and off with the sheriff’s office as well as with Fort Oglethorpe Police and with the sheriff’s office in Forsyth County, Ga.
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