On September 14, 2021, the Kansas City, Kansas Rotary Club honored Wyandotte County Sheriff Donald “Don” Ash, who spoke to the Club that day.
Prior to the Club meeting, Todd Jordan, KCK Rotary Board Member, presented a Paul Harris Fellow and a plaque to Sheriff Ash, who is not running for re-election as Wyandotte County Sheriff this fall.  Sheriff Ash was especially honored with being named a Paul Harris Fellow.
The inscription on the plaque states:
The Rotary Club of Kansas City, Kansas
Sheriff Donald “Don” Ash
on the occasion of his retirement,
with appreciation and thanks
from a grateful community for
many years of dedicated service
September 14, 2021
Todd Jordan, KCK Rotary Board member, and Wyandotte County Sheriff Don Ash
A lifelong Wyandotte County resident and Washington High School Class of 1971 alum, Sheriff Ash began his career in law enforcement as a Police Cadet for the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department in February 1972, serving in many different roles until his retirement from the KCKPD in December 2006.
In 2009, Sheriff Ash was elected for his first term as Sheriff of Wyandotte County, Kansas.  He was re-elected in 2013 and again in 2017, making him the first person to be elected to three terms as Wyandotte County Sheriff.  With his decision not to seek re-election in 2020, Sheriff Ash will be leaving the office after more than 12 years of service as Sheriff and more than 47 years of service in law enforcement.
With this conclusion of his many years of dedicated public service, the KCK Rotary Club wishes Sheriff Ash all the best in his retirement!