Jason K. Landers is a lifelong resident of Paulding County. He was raised as a young child along the Canal Road near Fricke’s Church. Jason spent his teenage years residing in Paulding, and he has lived most of his adult life in Antwerp. Jason is married to the former Jayme Hughes of Antwerp, and they have two sons, Jayvin & Jagger, who attend Antwerp Local Schools. Jason and his family currently reside in rural Antwerp.
Jason is the son of Marsha Landers of Hamilton, Indiana, and Sonja and the late Terrill Landers of Paulding. His maternal grandparents are the late Wilfred “Gus” and Marguerite “Dode” Mattingly, and his paternal grandparents are Ray Dean “Tex” and Sylvia Guyton and the late Monte Landers.
Jason is a 1994 graduate of Paulding High School where he was a member of the basketball team. After high school, he attended Edison State College where he studied Law Enforcement, and was a member of the Edison Charger basketball team.
After college, Jason worked for a local construction company while attending the Paulding Basic Police Academy. He was commissioned as a Police Officer in Paulding in 1996, and began working as a Corrections Officer in the county jail in 1997. Also in 1997, Jason began his career as a Road Deputy for the Sheriff’s Office. In 2006, he was promoted to Road Patrol Captain to supervise road patrol operations. He graduated from the Police Executive Leadership College of Ohio in 2008. Jason has attended an extensive amount of continuing education while employed with the sheriff’s office. In February 2013, Jason successfully completed three weeks of mandatory training approved by the Ohio Police Officers Training Commission, which is required by Ohio law.