MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A retired firefighter/EMT announced his candidacy Wednesday to be Berkeley County's next sheriff.
Democrat Charles C. "Chip" O'Roke, 58, of Martinsburg, said he wanted to continue his work as a public servant, which has spanned more than 40 years. He works as a court security officer at the Berkeley County Judicial Center.
"I want to continue my service as Sheriff of Berkeley County by trying to make this county a safer place for all of us to live in," O'Roke said in a news release.
"I want our children to be able to go out and play and go to school without the fear of harm."