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Sheriff Edwards' certifications stripped from him

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GREAT FALLS -

A haunted past still looms for Sheriff Bob Edwards as members of the state Peace Officers Standard and Training council, POST, decided to revoke his certifications. 

According to the executive director of POST, Perry Johnson, Sheriff Edward's basic, intermediate, advanced and coroner's certificates will be stripped from him. 

Once the decision is signed by the director, it will be presented to Edwards.

Edwards says he will appeal and fight to the end.

In an interview, the sheriff said, "I don't feel that they are being fair with their sanction. Now, I'm not saying I don't need to be sanctioned, but I feel it's a little harsh."

He added that he plans on appealing the committee's decision.

We asked him how this will affect his campaign, he said regardless of this decision, he will not be dropping out of the race. 

Edwards is accused of a domestic violence incident last year.
 

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