Seal speaks to Utah Sheriff’s Association

Published 8:50 am Friday, October 3, 2014

Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal was in Washington County, Utah, last week to attend the annual training conference of the Utah Sheriffs’ Association and to speak at the association’s annual banquet. Seal provided an inspirational message with plenty of “Country Seal humor” sprinkled throughout his talk.

Seal was welcomed to the podium by Utah County Sheriff James Tracey, who currently serves as president of the Utah Sheriffs’ Association.

Gary DeLand, former executive director and current training coordinator for the Utah Sheriff’s Association, heard Seal speak at a New Orleans training conference in 2013 and issued the invitation for the sheriff to come to Utah.

“I wanted our Utah sheriffs to have a good dose of southern wisdom and humor,” DeLand said. “That is just what they got, and I am grateful to Sheriff Seal for serving as our banquet speaker.”

He added, “Sheriff Seal is emerging as a leader sheriff, both in Louisiana and throughout the United States. We are honored to have him in Utah.”

Washington Parish Chief Deputy Mike Haley also attended the training conference and provided a block of training on jail security and medical issues. Haley is a regular training instructor for Utah Sheriffs and their Utah Jail Commander Certification Academy.