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Riggle to use fire department experience as new constable

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Election 2014

By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - For eight years of service on the Zoneton Fire Department, Joshua Riggle has seen how emergency services work.

He’s been able to interact with law enforcement and medical personnel, as well as firefighters.

Wanting to do even more to help people, Riggle has entered the race to become constable of the First District.

Riggle will be one of the Democratic contenders in the May primary with the winner advancing to the general election in the fall.

“I like to help people,” said Riggle, 31.

He enjoys his role on the fire department. During that time, he has been able to pick up a lot of training, which he thinks could be valuable.

As constable, one of his goals would be to change the image of the elected office.

In many counties, the constables are very valuable, said Riggle.

In Bullitt County, he would like the constables to play a more valuable role in providing assistance, when needed, to law enforcement, fire and medical personnel.

He would personally like to take some training in law enforcement. He doesn’t want to be a person who writes tickets but he would like to be knowledgeable enough to assist other agencies.

“I could be another set of eyes in the community,” said Riggle.

He also wants to be visible in the community and be able to answer questions or to send people to the right agency when they need assistance.

In talking with voters, Riggle feels his experience with dealing with emergency personnel is important.

He is also excited about trying to get younger people involved in their community.