Delmiro "Del" Garcia, running for Sheriff of Grant County. Serving is my priority and that is the reason that I have served my Country, State, and City for the last 33 years. My desire now is to serve the great people of Grant County as their next Sheriff. I am a Conservative Republican who believes that we can provide great public safety while being fiscally responsible to the taxpayers of our county. My focus as your next Sheriff will be on the following:
My relationship with Christ began when I was fifteen years old. My life was transformed when I gave my life to Christ and became a Christian. This gave me purpose and direction for my life. In Christ, I found that my purpose was to serve, which is why I have spent my adult life serving others.
My family includes my wife of 30 years, Tammy, and we are blessed with two sons, Joshua and Jason. We have also been blessed with a wonderful grandson, Jensen. Faith is important to my family and me, and we call The River Church home.
I have an extensive educational background. I am a 1988 graduate of Marion High School. I earned my Associate's degree in Business from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Liberty University. I am also a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, and I graduated from the Southern Police Institute, which is a part of the University of Louisville.
I am a military veteran where I served 9 years in the Indiana Army National Guard, with four of those years as a full-time active soldier.
I have also served the city of Marion as a city councilman. I was elected in 2004 by my fellow citizens and served as Council President in 2007 and 2008.
I retired from the Marion Police Department after serving over 26 years in various roles, including patrol, detectives, and narcotics. I served as co-director of the JEAN Team Drug Task Force. I also served as a Detective Sergeant, where I was a supervisor in the violent crimes unit. I finished my career with the Marion Police Department as a Patrol Sergeant.
Currently, I am working as a School Resource Officer for Marion Community Schools, a Campus Police Officer at Taylor University, and as a reserve patrol officer for the Fairmount Police Department.
My heart is serving our community, and I look forward to earning your vote on May 3.
Protecting your Second Amendment rights and working towards a better and safer community.
We have seen a record number of overdoses within the community. I will hold those dealing drugs in our community accountable and will provide help for those suffering from addiction.
Staffing is a major issue at the Grant County Sheriff's Department currently. I will work tirelessly to fill all open positions to provide relief to those who are being overworked and underappreciated.
Served on the board of the Boys & Girls Club
Served on the board of the Community Foundation
Served on the board for the Mayor's Commission on Domestic Violence Served on the board for the Senior Center Coached at the PAL club