Franklin County Sheriff Jim Karnes dies | The Columbus Dispatch

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Jim Karnes, the longest-serving sheriff in Franklin County history, died this morning, a little more than a month after sharing the news that he had pancreatic cancer.
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So sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to the family. The central Ohio law enforcement community has lost a great one!
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I remember him attending DARE meetings at my kids school many years ago. He was friendly and you could tell he enjoyed the children. This is a great loss. May God Bless and comfort his family and friends.
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I only knew this man through media articles and features .. I beleive he was a fine officer and ran his department with integrity.
Condolences to those who loved him and will grieve.
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Did a great job... RIP.:)
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Im so sorry Sherriff Karnes was a good man.
Same as it ever was

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Great man, Rest In Peace.
RIP Big Jim

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I wouldn't say I actually knew Jim Karnes but did meet him on several occasions. He always struck me as very friendly and unassuming, as well as possessing an unconventional sense of humor that he was was willing to show, even around people he didn't know that well.

He will be missed.
Jim Guthrie

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He was one of the finest person I have ever worked with. Honest,fair and loyal to his peop[e. I am sure he will be missed. God Bless the family.
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A gentle man of the first degree -- he will be missed!
patti

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Godspeed, Big Jim. You were a great man and police officer. I was lucky to have known you for so many years, since your days as the 3rd shift jail lieutenant, and then through the DARE Program and Shamrock Club. I will miss the bear hugs you always had for me. The law enforcement community has suffered a great loss and you will be deeply missed. Rest in the peace you so deserve. Deepest sympathy and prayers to the Karnes family.
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A Great Man! Rest in Peace Brother & thank you for your service.
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Truly a sad day. Jim Karnes was one of the most down-to-earth persons you'd ever want to meet.... and a genuinely nice guy. This community is better because of him and poorer with his loss.
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One of your most ignorant posts ever, and that's really saying something...
AMEN!
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Jim Karnes was a Democrat, and years ago I worked for the other party and can say there was genuine respect for him on both sides. He was a self-effacing man with a good sense of humor, and his reputation was unusually -- and universally -- sterling in a world where that's almost never the case. His passing marks a passing of eras in Franklin County, and he will be missed.
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Condolences to the family and the institution.
This pancreatic cancer doesn't seem to have a cure and the person who has been diagnosed with it is gone quickly.So sorry!
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God's Speed Jim.
Tired of it all

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I'm sorry to hear of his passing! He was one of the good guys! RIP
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Sandy and girls, words can't expressed my feelings of this very sad news.

My thoughts are with all of you.

Love to all
Barbara Mills
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Prayers and condolences to Sheriff Karnes' family and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace, Sheriff. Job well done.
Terence J Walsh

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Sad news indeed. I worked with then Deputy Karnes quite often back in the 70's and 80's. He very quickly became my "GO TO" choice as special duty officer for the many high school dances and functions
that I managed. He was always firm but fair when dealing with problems, and always had the respect of students and staff alike, and most assuredly my respect as well. My thoughts and prayers for his family.

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