Lieutenant Kirk Byram announces candidacy for Vanderburgh County Sheriff


Kirk Bryam

Lieutenant Kirk Byram of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office announced he is seeking the Office of Sheriff for Vanderburgh County in 2014. Kirk Byram has been with the Sheriff’s Office for over 20 years, serving in various capacities.
Kirk Byram has displayed leadership throughout his career with the Sheriff’s Office and is excited to continue to serve Vanderburgh County as the next elected Sheriff. Kirk has held every merit rank and is currently a motor patrol commander. Kirk is also the lead firearms instructor and armorer for the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office. He is certified through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy as an instructor in firearms and emergency vehicle operations.
Kirk Byram is a lifelong resident of Evansville and Vanderburgh County. He is a Central High School graduate, has a B.S. in Sociology from the University of Southern Indiana and a M.S. in Criminology from Indiana State University. Additionally, Kirk instructs evening criminal justice classes at Ivy Tech Community College. Kirk, his wife Trina and their two sons reside on the North side of Vanderburgh County.
A top priority for the Sheriff Byram administration will be the recruitment, hiring, training and retention of well-educated law enforcement professionals to better serve the residents of Vanderburgh County. Kirk Byram recognizes people want their sheriff to be a protector of their liberty and freedom. That is my pledge to all the people of Evansville and Vanderburgh County.


  1. Only matter time before troll patrol and inquiring minds attack him on this post
    Then the back and forth with the Linzy guy will be in full force

    • No problem here. I’m just glad there will be two candidates that will run a good campaign and will represent Vanderburgh County well.

      • I wish him luck and hope he runs a good campaign.
        With that being said, I would like to point out that I never said a word about Tucker until his campagin took a cheap shot at Wedding. Don’t sling mud if you aren’t ready for the backsplash.
        I questioned Walters because the first thing he did was throw the entire Sheriff’s office under the bus and said they need to pay someone else for their own customer service traininig. He never said he would do anything to lead them and make them a better agency. That to me showed he is not ready to lead an agency or a community.
        I agree that Linzy has consumed a lot of my time. I am going to try and concentrate my efforts on supporting who I believe to be the most qualified candidate.
        As far as I am concerned, that Linzy guy can do his own thing. Be it argue about drugs, drones, or cats.

        • I realize it no longer matters, but I don’t recall the Tucker campaign taking any cheap shots at Wedding.

          • It does matter. His campaign posted a letter on here accusing Wedding of abusing his current position as PIO to benefit his campaign. It said he was using his time on TV as a campaign tool. The fact that he had not been on TV one time since he announced his candidacy showed that the claim was not only false, but a cheap shot at Wedding’s character.

          • I don’t think it was a “cheap shot”, grey area..maybe. Even if the fact he had not yet been on tv, didnt mean he would never be on tv, in then the next 15 months, using it to his advantage. But that ship has sailed….

          • Wil,
            Tucker spent his whole career in the grey area. His ship did not sail, it sank.

    • For my part, I hope we don’t end up going back and forth over it again. I will ask Mr. Byram the same question I’ve asked everyone else and hope he answers it the way he should.

      • If by “the way he should” you mean “in a manner that accurately reflects his true intentions and beliefs”, then I agree with you 100%.

        • Well, if he believes that it’s ok for a federal agency to sideline the rights of citizens of this State and County, then I couldn’t possibly see that as a good thing.

          I am at least encouraged so far that this announcement concludes with “Kirk Byram recognizes people want their sheriff to be a protector of their liberty and freedom. That is my pledge to all the people of Evansville and Vanderburgh County.”

          I have posed the question in private Facebook message. I’ll post the answer here when and if it’s forthcoming.

          • Well, we are all sitting on pins and needles praying he answers the way YOU want. Therefore you will move on to other hypothetical questions that YOU find earth shattering. Please Mr. Byram help us all out.

          • I understand where you’re coming from, but I think that the only way any office seeker should be expected to answer any question is with a reply that is truthful to their convictions. That way, people can see how closely their particular values align when they are in the process of deciding who to vote for.

            The last thing I would want would be for any politician to craft a response to make me think that their attitudes on issues were similar to mine in order to win my support, and then turn around and do something contrary to what I assumed they would do once in office.

          • VandyGrab…

            It’s an absurd thought exercise to speculate on whether their answers are “truthful to their convictions”. We can never really know that anyway. It’s no secret most politicians lie to your face to get elected. The best we can hope to accomplish is get them on the record. That’s the whole point here. You’ll never verify their genuine attitudes either way until they get in office.

            The fact of the matter is, with David Wedding I know what I’ll get. It’s unlikely he’ll get in office and be suddenly FOR defending our rights against the DHS in a disaster when his answer was ambiguous and evasive at best.

            It’s been a 23 hours since I posed my question to Mr. Byram. No answer yet.

  2. Kirk Byram is a great Republican candidate for Sheriff. It is going to be a good race in 2014 for this office. Democrats have controlled this office far to long. It is time for a change.

  3. I’m told that this Lt. is a good guy and respected by other deputies. He does have a connection to the Ira B. investigation and I think that will cost him some inner city votes (when Ira is found NOT guilty).

    I just hope the current administration doesn’t start screwing with him like they did Tucker.

    • Kirk Byram is a lieutenant on the sheriff’s department. He IS part if the administration. He has been trained in firearms and has been put in a specialty position by the so called administration. He is a republican and has chosen to take this time to run on their ticket. So far unopposed. Best time to run, dont you think. I believe BOTH candidates are well respected by their peers.
      As far as Tucker is concerned…..HE is responsible for HIS own actions! End of story.

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