Began working for Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office in 1985 under Sheriff Ray Sanders and continued until 2000. Tommy Graduated form North East Georgia Police Academy in 1986 Joined the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office again in 2011 till mid 2015 Tommy is currently working as patrol with the Winterville Police Department.
Second Amendment: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. As a husband, a father, and a hunter, the right of citizens to keep and bear arms is not negotiable. Tommy will never support any action to deny this right. Enforcing the Law: This may seem a bit basic, but believe it or not there are some who believe some laws should not…
Accountability: If elected to the Office of Sheriff, Tommy intends to make the Office more accountable for its actions. Policies and procedures will be followed and/or enacted to ensure that Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office remains a professional law enforcement organization. One of the important aspects involved with accountability is the fair and professional treatment of all citizens in Oglethorpe County, while maintaining a trusting relationship. Transparency: If elected Sheriff of Oglethorpe County, Tommy also intends to make the Office more transparent to the citizens. As Sheriff, he wants to make the citizens…
Together we can restore leadership, accountability, transparency, integrity, and pride to Oglethorpe County.
Tommy Kline Wheless has lived in Oglethorpe County since he was born in 1965. After graduating from Oglethorpe County High School in 1984, he began working for the Sheriff’s Office. In his almost twenty years of total experience there, he’s answered phones, dispatched officers, assisted with jail, patrolled, and served in traffic enforcement. Since 1985, Tommy co-owns and operates Wheless Grading Co. Inc., where he supervises daily operations, manages employees, bids contracts, and manages the budgets.
If elected Sheriff, Tommy plans on being active in all functions. He plans on being more involved in daily department operations, the school system, and community affairs. He will bring pride, transparency, integrity, and accountability to the office.
Tommy has been married to Carol Wheless for 28 years. They have a daughter, Taylor. He’s been an active member of Lexington Baptist church for 37 years. Tommy’s civic engagements include in Oglethorpe County Rotary Club for 18 years, previously serving as President. He also sits of the board of the Oglethorpe County Chamber of Commerce.