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This profile was last updated on 11/13/12  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Employment History

  • Sheriff
    Ralls County
  • Sheriff
    Ralls County Sheriff's Office

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Ralls County Sheriff's Department
49 Total References
Web References
County, 13 Nov 2012 [cached]
Paul Forney (D) (573) 985-5611 (home: 573-735-1037) Ralls County Sheriff
Forney elected Ralls ..., 15 Aug 2007 [cached]
Forney elected Ralls County sheriff
By BEV DARR Of the Courier-Post
NEW LONDON - Paul Forney, who has 10 years of experience with the Ralls County Sheriff's Department, was elected sheriff in a special election Tuesday.
Forney, running as a Democrat, defeated his only opponent, Ron Johnson, by a vote of 914 to 403.
Forney will follow the late Ben Berghager as sheriff.Berghager, who had been sheriff since 1997, died June 8 after suffering a heart attack at his office.
Regarding his transition to sheriff from his current role as chief of detectives with the sheriff's department, Forney promised, "this place isn't going to skip a beat.We are just going to keep on going.
"I'm always going to miss my friend, Sheriff Berghager," he said."Nobody can fill his shoes, nor will I try.But we are going to continue the good work that he started and operate the office in the manner he did.
"When Ben was gone on vacation, we made things work the way he liked it.And a lot of the ways he liked things done are still in my mind," Forney said.
"He was like a dad to me, and he kept the office and the staff in the office closely knitted," he continued."I worked with him 10 years.He wasn't for sure if he was going to run for the fourth term.We talked about it."
Forney added that he wanted to thank "all the citizens of Ralls County who supported me and all the people who went out and helped me out, especially my party backers."The Berghager family helped him, he said, "and I was very grateful and very thankful."
Forney noted that in special election each party chooses its candidate and Johnson ran as an Independent.
Forney has reported he has experience in working with rural law enforcement, and he explained that, "you have to be resourceful when you do this.
Paul Forney, who currently ..., 12 July 2007 [cached]
Paul Forney, who currently is a member of the Ralls County Sheriff's Department, will represent the Democrat Party when the special election occurs on Tuesday, Aug. 14.Forney was selected to appear on the ballot by Ralls County representatives of that political party.
No candidates were submitted to the county clerk's office by either the Republican or Libertarian parties in Ralls County.
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Ralls County Sheriff Paul Forney says there were no visible signs of assault and no visible wounds.
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Ralls County Sheriff Paul Forney and his deputies have arrested Daniel Dean Myers of New London, Mo., and Christopher Lee Myers of Hannibal, Mo., for the theft of farm equipment.
Ralls County Sheriff Paul Forney and his deputies have arrested Daniel Dean Myers of New London, Mo., and Christopher Lee Myers of Hannibal, Mo., for the theft of farm equipment.
Sheriff Forney urged farmers to be watchful during the harvest season for thieves stealing batteries, tools and easily transported valuables. Suspicious activity can be reported to the Ralls County sheriff's office at (573) 985-5611.
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