Waterstreet Announces Candidacy for Sheriff

With the announcement by Sheriff Terry Vogel that he will retire at the end of his current term, another member of the Door County Sheriff’s Department has announced his decision to run for Sheriff. Patrol Deputy Carl Waterstreet says he has had a career goal of being Sheriff for several years. He was a candidate in 2000, but decided against running two years later & during Sheriff Vogel’s tenure. Waterstreet began his public service career in 1979 as a member of the Algoma Fire Department. Upon moving to Door County, he joined the Southern Door Fire Department where he attained the rank of Lieutenant. In 1989, Waterstreet became an Algoma Police Officer. Two years later, he joined the Door County Sheriff’s Department, moving from dispatcher to security deputy to patrol division officer in charge of the day shift, a position he has held for nine years. Waterstreet is a former member of the department’s SWAT team, is a current member of the Door County crash team &, among his other duties with the department, is an incident command operator. He has attended Fox Valley & Northeast Wisconsin Technical Colleges, picking up various law enforcement courses. Waterstreet is also a supervisor on the Gardner Town Board & is a certified driving instructor, at one time or another, working with students in all of the county’s school districts. He & his wife, Gail, have been married for 26 years. They have two sons, Carl, a Sergeant with the Sturgeon Bay Police Department & Derek, a student at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee.

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