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Harford sheriff's second term opens with remembrance of past tragedies, renewal of fight against opioids

Harford sheriff's second term opens with remembrance of past tragedies, renewal of fight against opioids

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said Monday that despite tragedies his department has faced over the past four years, the office has made strides in the fight against the opioid epidemic and in keeping county schools safe.

As he was sworn in for a second term Monday in a ceremony at the John Carroll School in Bel Air, Gahler vowed to continue those efforts and keep the Harford County Sheriff’s Office running smoothly.

The sheriff, who handily won re-election last month, referenced the “unimaginable loss within our … family” during his first term. Two...

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