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Sheriff Terry Stoffel has lived his entire life in Huntington County. Terry and his wife, Vicki, have been married for over 25 years and have three children together. They have one daughter, Whitney, and two sons, Blake and Jonathon.

Terry began his involvement with the community of Huntington at a young age working at Bob's Finer Foods sacking groceries and stocking shelves. During his eleven years there, his hard work eventually led to the promotion of assistant store manager. While working at Bob's Finer Foods, Terry decided to found Huntington's first quick lube, "Jiffy Oil." For about five years he owned and operated Jiffy Oil before selling it to pursue a career in law enforcement

With an overwhelming interest in local government and an innate tendency for helping people, Terry applied for a job with the Huntington Police Department. In December of 1991 he was hired as an officer and in the following year he graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. In the years following Terry partook in many constructive programs with the department. Early on he took the title of a DARE Instructor teaching Huntington's youth about the possible dangers of their surroundings. Terry can also be recognized for initiating and founding Huntington's Shop With A Cop Program, where money is raised to finance Christmases for less fortunate children in the community. In addition to these programs, he became the Local Fraternal Order of Police President in 1998. He served one year as the F.O.P. President before being promoted in 2000.

Because of his dedication and interest in the department, Terry was promoted to the rank of Chief of Police after ten years of loyal service. For eight years he served as the Chief, working diligently with Assistant Chief Tom Hughes for the department and its valued citizens. One of their accomplishments while in office was obtaining a new shooting facility for the officers. They also worked to add a second canine unit for the City. In total, Terry and Tom were able to seize about $380,000 in grant money that went towards technological advances for the department including four wheel drive vehicles and computers. Another notable accomplishment while serving as the Chief was the opportunity to finance a Resource Officer for the Huntington County Community School Corporation. After a rewarding and successful eight years in administration,
Terry was elected to serve as YOUR Sheriff in November 2010.
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Terry Stoffel, Sheriff Huntington County
332 E State St
Huntington, IN 46750

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