by Matt Mauro (WICHITA, Kan.)
One of the big issues in the race for Sedgwick County Sheriff is the department's morale. And that's exactly what the two candidates for that office talked about Tuesday morning.
The current sheriff, Gary Steed, is not running for re-election. The two men running for that job are Republican Bob Hinshaw and Democrat Walt Kuykendall. Hinshaw is Sedgwick County's undersheriff and Kuykendall was with the Wichita Police Department for almost 30 years and was the police chief of Viola.
The debate Tuesday was in front of a political science class at Wichita State University.
A lot of it focused on a survey of the Sedgwick Cunty Sheriff's Department that came out this summer. It says low morale is a big issue in the department.