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READER'S CHOICE 2021

A respectful demeanor goes a long way for Sheriff Wade

Matthew Wade

Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade in his office. Photo by Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star

Anniston Star readers chose Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade as their favorite public official this year, a decision that leaves Wade grateful and humbled. 

“It’s kind of hard to believe,” Wade said, seated at a desk in his office. The sheriff’s various certifications and diplomas hung on the wall behind him, accumulated over a law enforcement career more than two decades long. “I’m very thankful for their vote of confidence, and I’ll do my best not to let ’em down.” 

Assistant Metro Editor Ben Nunnally: 256-235-3560.