Sheriff Matt Ward began his career of service at the age of 18, serving our country as a United States Marine for 6 years where he learned the value of serving others before self. While completing his military service, Matt began his law enforcement career in 1996 as an Auxiliary Deputy with the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office where he has been serving for over two decades.
Sheriff Ward has fostered numerous positive relationships with the citizens of Botetourt County. These connections have touched many in the community on both a professional and personal level. These daily interactions have given Sheriff Ward a thorough understanding of the issues and concerns that matter most to the citizens of Botetourt. This understanding, coupled with his commitment to the people he serves, has given Matt the personal perspective required to resolve conflicts and develop solutions to your concerns.
As Sheriff, Matt will continue to focus on what matters most, and that is you, your children and your property. As Botetourt continues to grow, Ward intends to do everything as your Sheriff to ensure that it remains a peaceful place to live, work and raise a family.
“I have dedicated almost my entire adult life to serving the citizens of Botetourt County and I am asking you to join me in continuing to move Botetourt County forward by allowing me the privilege of serving you as your Sheriff. I ask for your support and your vote on November 7th. Let's do this together".