In the heart of a rural small town in middle America, Sheriff Rodney W. Herring stands guard over the County of Grundy, Missouri. A sense of community, a strong work ethic and a desire for fairness are his core values. He accepts the fact that it’s more than a full time job. Being on call day and night, the badge never truly comes off, but Sheriff Herring would not want it any other way. He loves his job, the responsibilities that come with it and the family that helps him get through each day. As a result, he wants to give back to his community and leave a legacy of justice in Grundy County.
– Story originally photographed during the Missouri Photo Workshop #65 taking place in Trenton, Missouri.