By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
Chase County Deputy Sheriff Duncan Einspahr was returning to familiar territory when he walked into the courthouse in Imperial Oct. 13.
His father, Daniel (Brent) Einspahr was a 1980 Chase County High School graduate, and grandparents Rodney and Lorraine Einspahr owned Einspahr Drug for many years.
“We have family around here,” the Lincoln native noted, “and I grew up coming back here. We love it out here. The opportunity came up to plant some roots.”
Actually, the 31-year-old most recently served with the Perkins County Sheriff’s Department, from April 2014 until the present.
He graduated from Lincoln East High School in 2002, and then enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served as a sergeant in the 2nd Battalion Fourth Marines out of Camp Pendleton, Calif. from 2002-2006.
Einspahr was an infantry machine gunner, and served nine months in Ramadi, Iraq in 2004.
After graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice, Einspahr was a housing unit case worker at the Lincoln Correctional Center. He ran one half of a housing unit for maximum security inmates.
Einspahr entered law enforcement, he said, because it was natural for him.
“It matches my skills set. I love being a public servant. I won’t get rich, but that’s not why I do it,” he said.
Helping people in their time of need is important to him. Einspahr hopes to begin building relations within the community, “getting to know everyone and them getting to know me.”
Einspahr enjoys anything outdoors such as hunting and camping, although he doesn’t have much time for anything else.
He and wife Elizabeth are the parents of son Connor, 7, in first grade, and Addyson, 5, in kindergarten.