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Sheriff's deputy to run for Lafayette County sheriff
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DARLINGTON - A longtime Lafayette County sheriff's deputy will be running to fill the spot being vacated when Sheriff Scott Pedley leaves office at the end of 2014.

Reg Gill, 49, said he will seek the Republican nomination for Lafayette County sheriff this fall. Gill announced his candidacy in a news release sent Wednesday night, March 12, just a day after Pedley announced his retirement. Earlier Wednesday, Pedley said an individual in his department was interested in running for sheriff, and Pedley had encouraged that person to do so.

Gill is in his 15th year as a deputy in the department. He also served as a patrol officer and is a firearms range instructor with the sheriff's office. He is also a concealed carry weapons instructor for Southwest Technical College.

His goals include seeing the Lafayette County's sheriff deparment "continue to progress and to provide excellent law enforcement services to the citizens of Lafayette County and those who visit here," he said in the release. He also said he "understands there are limits on the budgeted dollars available from the taxpayers" and promised to "see to it that taxpayer monies are used wisely through a conservative, common-sense approach."

Gill is a 1983 Shullsburg High School graduate and holds an associate degree from Southwest Technical College. He has also completed numerous law enforcement training courses.

Gill is married to Carol (Deppe) Gill and they have two sons. They live in Benton Township and have been lifelong residents of Lafayette County.

-Times staff