I first met Wade Kagarise over 20 years ago when I served with him in an infantry unit in the U.S. Army Reserves.
For many years, I was Kagarise's First Sergeant, which means I had command over the enlisted members of the unit.
Kagarise has always been a dedicated public servant. He joined the Army at age seventeen as soon as he was legally able. After his graduation from high school, he trained at Fort Benning, Ga., while most of his classmates were celebrating graduation.
His service to our community didn't end after his enlistment. He has spent the past 15 years prosecuting our county's murderers, drug dealers and rapists. His passion for service has earned him the support of our county's district attorney, sheriff and coroner.