Myers among sheriffs chosen to lead Youth Ranch

Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers is among a dozen sheriffs statewide elected to serve in leadership capacities for the Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch in Brazil, Indiana, the organization announced Wednesday.

Retired Marion County Sheriff and ISYR founder John Layton was re-elected president, Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse will serve as vice president, Grant County Sheriff Reggie Nevels will serve as secretary and Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux, treasurer.

Myers is among eight Indiana sheriffs who were elected or re-elected to leadership at the 62-acre training retreat for future law-enforcement officers, at-risk youth, young witnesses and victims of violent crime.

Plasse said the completion of blueprints, installation of new sewer and water lines and recent decreases in building-material prices now position the Youth Ranch to begin work on long-awaited cabins, a peace chapel and recreational features. COVID delayed some of the progress on the camp, he said.

“2022 is going to be a year of construction, expansion and transition,” Plasse said. “Now more than ever, law enforcement needs to be mentoring future deputies and officers, bonding with at-risk kids and comforting young witnesses and victims of crime.”

More information about the Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Camp is available facebook.com/INSheriffsYouthRanch.