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A strong endorsement for Bane as Harford sheriff [The Aegis Endorsement]
A strong endorsement for Bane as Harford sheriff [The Aegis Endorsement]

As was the case four years ago, voters in Harford County have two solid choices in the race to be sheriff, leader of the county's main law enforcement agency. Two-term incumbent Jesse Bane, who spent a career as a Harford deputy working his way up to serve on the command staff, is challenged this year, as he was four years ago, by Jeff Gahler, who retired from the Maryland State Police at a similarly high rank. It was a close race four years ago – Bane won by 3,086 votes in a race where 91,738 had been cast – and there's every reason to believe it will be a close one again. "A change in the Sheriff's Office is desperately needed," Gahler, 49, of...

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