Lyter seeks re-election as Juniata County Sheriff

MIFLLINTOWN – Juniata County Sheriff H. Thomas Lyter has announced he is seeking another term.

Lyter’s present term ends in December and the new term begins in January 2014.

“I continue to feel the same excitement of the job as I did when first elected in 1990,” Lyter said.

Lyter said there are many ongoing issues that need to be finished, such as the continued fight to restore the authority to the office of Sheriff that was removed by the courts in early 2005.

“Since becoming Sheriff I have accomplished many things that became a first in Juniata County, ” Lyter said.

“I served as the President of the Pennsylvania State Sheriff’s Association in 2010, an honor I served with great respect,” Lyter said. “I appreciate the vote of confidence the citizens of this county have bestowed upon me to be your Sheriff.”

“During my tenure as Sheriff the office has placed two case laws on the law books, something that rarely occurs in a small office such as ours,” Lyter said

Lyter said he has been blessed to have an able and energetic staff of deputies as well as support staff to assist with the day to

day operations.

“I promise to I will continue to work with, and for you should you allow me to serve as your sheriff,” Lyter said.

Lyter continues to live in Beale Township with his wife Carol. He has a daughter named Michelle. Lyter also serves on the following; Multi-disciplinary board, Criminal Justice Advisory Boards, Multi Disciplinary Team, Communications Advisory Board, Pa State Sheriff’s Board of Safety and Security, Juvenile and Child Death Review Board, Pa. State Senior Citizens Advisory Board; member of the South Juniata Baptist Church where he also serves as Assistant Sunday School Superintendant.