“The Guernsey County Sheriff can confirm a civil lawsuit has been filed against the Office in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden and his staff strive to execute all of his official duties with justice and integrity. Further, the Sheriff treats all of his employees with a similar measure of justice and integrity.
The Sheriff and his staff will continue to provide the same high level of public service throughout the duration of this lawsuit. While such matters can cause an unfortunate drain on the resources of a public office, the Sheriff is confident this matter will be resolved fairly and quickly, and will further exonerate his office of any wrong doing. The Sheriff remains grateful and humbled by the public’s entrustment of this office to him.”