Former sheriff Estes celebrates 40 years of Sheriff's Office service

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Former Strafford County Sheriff and current Deputy Wayne Estes holds a plaque given him by current Sheriff David Dubois at the SCSO today in Dover. (Courtesy photo)

DOVER - Helping to protect the people of Strafford County for more than a generation, including five terms as Strafford County Sheriff, Wayne Estes' celebrated his 40th year of with the Strafford County Sheriff's Office during a ceremony today in Dover.

Current Sheriff David G. Dubois expressed his gratitude to Estes and his family for the many contributions and sacrifices made over the past four decades.

"Strafford County Law Enforcement is better today because of the service of Wayne Estes. We are honored to be part of this office with him," Dubois said.

Estes began working as a Strafford County Deputy in 1978. He worked in various roles eventually attaining the rank of captain, and in 2003 was elected High Sheriff for the county. He was re-elected by the people of Strafford County an additional four times; in 2012 he decided not to run for re-election, but has remained serving as a deputy.

Today's ceremony was attended by current members of the SCSO, family and close friends.

Estes was very appreciative of the recognition.

"I would like to thank Sheriff David Dubois for allowing me to stay on at the Sheriff's Office" Estes said. "It has been a pleasure to serve the people of Strafford County for the past four decades."

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