Published Tue, Jan 10, 2012 4:52 am Dateline
Updated Tue, Jan 10, 2012 3:23 pm
Some people might dread the thought of jury duty, but one Athens County official is looking forward to performing his civic duty.
County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn received a questionnaire recently that he'll fill out before his official summons arrives.
Although Blackburn wouldn't serve on a jury for a criminal case involving the state of Ohio, he could be selected for a civil trial.
Blackburn says he was initially shocked when he received his questionnaire, but is excited about the experience.
"I love this process and I love community service and I love public service. I would love to serve on a federal jury one day," says Blackburn. "It's part of what I like to do. I go out and I volunteer and I work in the community, so it's part of who I am. It didn't just have to do with being county prosecutor."
Blackburn has been previously summoned for federal court duty, but wasn't selected for a jury.