30 September 2014
“Officer Sheridan does an outstanding job and we are very pleased to have him in our agency. We have plans to send him to the academy for his dual certification to be a patrol deputy also as a backup function for the sheriff’s office and county.”
– Captain Von Hill, Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office.
I live in Kents Store
You are a Sheridan – so I assumed you were born in Fluvanna – but that isn’t right, is it?
I was born in Richmond and my father was in the military for seven years. We went to Alaska and Georgia and then moved back to the family farm in Fluvanna when I was seven.
Why did you decide to settle down in Kents Store?
It is where all of my family lives. I have one brother who lives behind me, another brother who lives through the woods; my father lives behind me, my uncle lives to my right another uncle lives below me - and all the land across the street was my great-grandfather’s farm, and I have cousins who live over there now.
I like being where my family is.
What do you like most about Fluvanna County?
I just love Fluvanna….you can be at the ocean in an hour in a half, you can be in the mountains in 30 minutes… I just think it’s beautiful.
You are Fluvanna’s newest Animal Control Officer. What made you decide to take on that job?
My love for animals and law enforcement. I am pretty much getting paid to do what I do every day… I play with dogs and horses every day anyway.
What is the most important part of your work as an animal control officer?
What we are trying to do with animal control is to educate people. If we have someone who is just a little bit on the other side of the law, we would like to help them correct the problems – then the animals are better off - everyone is better off. But, if animals are suffering, something needs to be done. And we have found some animals that are definitely suffering, and we helped them.
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