Omaha, NE – Today, Republican Aaron Hanson announced his candidacy for Douglas County Sheriff has received the endorsements of Governor Pete Ricketts, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine, and Todd Schmaderer. All three cited Aaron’s extensive experience as a leader, decision maker, and model law enforcement officer as reasons for their support. 

“I support Aaron Hanson for sheriff because he cares deeply about keeping the residents of Douglas County, and indeed, the entire State of Nebraska, safe. Now, this is not just talk—it’s what he’s done. This is what he’s demonstrated for 25 years.” said Governor Ricketts. 

Hanson is a veteran law enforcement officer with nearly 25 years of service with the Omaha Police Department and a former President of the Omaha Police Officers Association. He is currently the supervisor of the OPD Fugitive Unit and on the Metro Omaha Fugitive Task Force.

“He makes the right decisions, and he makes them for the right reasons. I consider him a good friend, and somebody that I think is a model police officer.” said Kleine. 

“I’ve watched him lead for 25 years. Now, it’s his time to lead as the Douglas County Sheriff, and I fully support his candidacy.” said Schmaderer.

“I greatly appreciate the support of these great Nebraska leaders.” said Hanson. “I know they will be great partners in helping keep Douglas County families safe and supporting our law enforcement officials.”  

Born and raised in Omaha, Hanson’s first job was at the Florence Drug Store. He graduated from Omaha North High School before enrolling at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. During his time at UNO, he realized his true calling in law enforcement and enrolled in the police academy, becoming an officer for the Omaha Police Department in 1996. Hanson has worked as a uniform patrol officer, K-9 officer, Gang Unit sergeant, and Fugitive Task Force supervisor and will use his real life street experience to keep our families safe.

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