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Face Time: Sheriff Gallant, Vietnam vet

by Liz Marquis, Staff Writer, Sun Journal Nov. 12, 2017

When Wayne Gallant is not busy being sheriff of Oxford County, he can often be found volunteering at veteran events. Gallant, who served in the Army during the Vietnam War, said he volunteers because it’s important to recognize our veterans and the sacrifices they have made and continue to make. This Veterans Day, Gallant is celebrating in his favorite way — with other veterans.

Sheriff Waayne Gallant
   Sheriff Wayne Gallant

Name: Wayne J. Gallant

Occupation: Oxford County Sheriff

Hometown: Rumford all my life, and recently moved to Bethel this spring.

How did your military experience contribute to your career in law enforcement? Well, it probably taught me that being alert and paying attention to your environment and the space around you is very important; that there are times you need to be extremely vigilant, and at other times you need to be laid back and relaxed.

What is the biggest issue veterans face today, in your opinion? Same as always. It’s the young soldiers