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Biden Campaign Press Release - More than 190 Law Enforcement Officials Across the Nation Announce Their Support for Joe Biden

September 04, 2020

Today, more than 190 law enforcement officials across the nation endorsed Joe Biden for President of the United States. Their endorsement comes on the heels of Donald Trump's attempts to characterize himself as the 'Law and Order' president despite failing to condemn violence, his gross mismanagement of the coronavirus, and his incitement of chaos, destruction and violence as a way to rally his base and advance his political agenda. Additionally, 23 Democratic Attorneys-General have already endorsed Biden.

Furthermore, in their endorsement, the law enforcement officials underscored Joe Biden's experience keeping communities safe, his vision for the country, and his ability to unify and heal the nation during times of crisis, tragedy, and economic stress.

"Joe Biden has always stood on the right side of the law and is offering a much needed vision for our Nation. When asked the question, would you feel safe in Joe Biden's America? The answer is yes," said Retired Chief and former President of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, Tom Manger. "I've worked with Vice President Biden for years and know that he can heal the divide in our Country. He has condemned violence of all kinds, and there is no question that I would feel safe in Joe Biden's America."

"It's ironic that a lawless President claims to be the 'law and order' president. We are at a crossroads with this nation, and we need a president that has always prioritized the safety of Americans and their families," said Retired Chief Noble Wray. "We have seen time and time again that Donald Trump has prioritized advancing his own political interests before considering the well-being and livelihood of Americans."

"COVID has devastated our economy, killed thousands of Americans. The murder rate is up, and more cops have died of COVID-19 this year than on patrol," said retired Col. Illinois State Police Joann Johnson. "Yet, despite all that, Donald Trump has continued to insist he is the law and order president without condemning violence, providing a plan to control COVID-19, or a path for economic recovery. Joe Biden has done all those things but, most importantly Joe is a ma of character and of family values who I believe can heal our nation and begin to restore the trust between law enforcement and communities of color."

"President Trump failed to protect America so now he is trying to scare America. I talk to law enforcement officers here in Arizona and all across the country: and none of them believe there will be less violence in America if Donald Trump is re-elected," said former Republican Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods. "One of his top advisors even expressed hope for more discord and violence in our cities in a cynical ploy to use division as a political strategy. Joe Biden is offering a different vision. He's going to bring Americans together to address the challenges our country faces."

See the full list of names below:

Karen L. Loeffler (AK) Former U.S. Attorney - District of Alaska, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney - Anchorage

Conner Eldridge (AZ) Former U.S. Attorney

Tom O'Halleran (AZ) Congressman & Former Chicacho Police Department Homicide

Grant Woods (AZ) Former Arizona Attorney General

Terry Goddard (AZ) Former Arizona Attorney General

Rob Carey (AZ) Former Arizona Chief Deputy Attorney General

Janet Napolitano (AZ) Former Homeland Security Secretary; Former Arizona Governor; Former Arizona Attorney General

KC Clark (AZ) Former Sheriff, Navajo County

Rick Romley (AZ) Former Maricopa County Attorney

Mark Martinez (AZ) Former Sheriff's Officer, Retired U.S. Army Military Police

Don Villejo (AZ) Former Detective and Police Officer, Phoenix Police Department

Tony Diefert (AZ) Former Police Officer, Phoenix Police Department

Ron Davis (CA) Former Chief, Palo Alto

Tony Estrada (CA) Sheriff, Santa Cruz County

Benjamin Wagner (CA) Former U.S. Attorney

Dylan Roberts (CO) Deputy District Attorney, Colorado State Representative

Bruce Brown (CO) District Attorney, Summit, Eagle, Clear Creek, Lake

Michael Dougherty (CO) District Attorney, Boulder County

Beth McCann (CO) District Attorney, Denver

Christian Champagne (CO) District Attorney, La Plata, Archuleta, San Juan

Henry Solano (CO) District Attorney, Las Animas, Huerfano; Former U.S. Attorney

Jeff Chostner (CO) District Attorney, Pueblo County

Ken Salazar (CO) Former Attorney General, Colorado; Former U.S. Secretary of
the Interior; Former U.S. Senator

John Morse (CO) Former Chief, Fountain Police Department; Former
Colorado Senate President

Stan Garnett (CO) Former District Attorney, Boulder County

John Walsh (CO) Former U.S. Attorney, District of Colorado (2010-2016); Chair,
Attorney General's Advisory Committee of US Attorneys (2015-2016)

Charles Dennis Maes (CO) Pueblo City Schools Board of Education Member,
Former Chief Justice of the Colorado 10th Judicial District Court

Rick Albers (CO) Sheriff, Clear Creek County

Joe Pelle (CO) Sheriff, Boulder County

Kirk Taylor (CO) Sheriff, Pueblo County

Amy Reyes (CO) Sheriff, Lake County

Deirdre Daly (CT) Former U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut (2013-2017)

David Fein (CT) Former US Attorney

Ken Wainstein (DC) Former Assistant Attorney General, National Security;
Former Homeland Security Advisor

Ronald C. Machen (DC) Former U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia (2010-2015)

Neil MacBride (NC) Former U.S. Attorney

Charles Oberly (DE) Former U.S. Attorney, District of Delaware (2010-2017), Former Attorney General, Delaware (1983-1995)

Brian Lewis (DE) Sheriff, Kent County

David Aronberg (FL) State Attorney, Palm Beach County

A. Lee Bentley, III (FL) Former U.S. Attorney

Andrew Warren (FL) State Attorney, Hillsborough County

Dan Oates (FL) Former Chief, Aurora Police Department

Bonnie Campbell (IA) Former Attorney General, Iowa; Director of DOJ's Office on
Violence Against Women

Ken Runde (IA) Former Sheriff, Dubuque County; Former U.S. Marshal

Nick Klinefeldt (IA) Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa

Kevin W. Techau (IA) Former U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Iowa (2014-2017); Former Commissioner, Iowa Department of Public Safety (2002-2007)

Roxanne Conlin (IA) Former U.S. Attorney

Mike Johnstone (IA) Sherriff, Des Moines County

Kevin Kinney (IA) State Senator; Former Lieutenant, Investigations Division of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office

Chandlor Collins (IA) Former U.S. Parole Officer

John Sarcone (IA) Polk County Attorney

Tony Thompson (IA) Sheriff, Black Hawk County

Bill Wolfgram (IA) Sheriff, Buchanan County

Buck Clark (IA) Former Police Officer; Former Mayor, Waterloo

Rick Lincoln (IA) Clinton County Sheriff

Brian Gardner (IA) Linn County Sheriff

Tom Kriegel (IA) Sheriff, Poweshiek County

Paul Fitzgerald (IA) Sheriff, Story County

Steve Schroeder (IA) Chief Deputy, Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Joann Johnson (IL) Former Colonel, Illinois State Police

Sean Smoot (IL) Vice President Area 4, National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO)

Barry R. Grissom (KS) Former U.S. Attorney, District of Kansas (2010-2016)

Nora Baston (MA) Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department

Rachael Rollins (MA) District Attorney, Suffolk County; Former Assistant U.S.

Steve Tompkins (MA) Sheriff, Suffolk County

Tom Manger (MD) Former Chief, Fairfax and Montgomery County Police; Former Head of Major Cities Chiefs Association

Marcus Harris (MD) Sheriff, Howard County

Darren Popkin (MD) Sheriff, Montgomery County

Melvin High (MD) Sheriff, Prince George's County

Jay Fisher (MD) Sheriff, Baltimore County

Maeghan Maloney (ME) District Attorney, Kennebec and Somerset Counties

Jim Theriault (ME) Former Sheriff, Oxford County; Former Chief, Mexico, ME Police Dept.

Joel Merry (ME) Sheriff, Sagadahoc County

Assad I. Turfe (MI) Chief of Staff, Wayne County Executive Office; Former Sheriff Deputy, Wayne County

Samer Jaafar (MI) Deputy Director for Homeland Security Management, Wayne County

David Israel (MI) Former Sheriff, Kalkaska County

Bart Stupak (MI) Former Police Officer, Michigan; Former Congressman

Jerry Cannon (MI) Former Sheriff, Kalkaska County; Former Major General, Michigan Army National Guard

Alan L. Hart (MI) Former Sheriff, Kalkaska County; Former Director, Michigan Police Academy at Northwestern Michigan College

Pat Miles (MI) Former U.S. Attorney

Lori Swanson (MN) Former Attorney General, Minnesota

Mike Hatch (MN) Former Attorney General, Minnesota

Gregory K. Davis (MI) Former U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Mississippi

Lynda Hicks (MI) Police Officer, Detroit

Jeff Getting (MI) Prosecutor, Kalamazoo County; Former Assistant Prosecutor

Corporal William Parker (MI) Sheriff Deputy, Wayne County

Scott Wrigglesworth (MI) Sheriff, Ingham County

Richard C. Fuller II (MI) Sheriff, Kalamazoo County

Jerry Clayton (MI) Sheriff, Washtenaw County

Fadwa Hammoud (MI) Solicitor General, Michigan

Tyrone Carter (MI) State Representative; Former Sheriff Deputy, Wayne County

Kym Worthy (MI) Wayne County Prosecutor

John J.H. "Joe" Schwarz (MI) Former CIA Agent and Former Member of Congress

Michael Cotter (MT) Former U.S. Attorney, Montana; Former Disciplinary Counsel, Montana

Anne M. Tompkins (NC) Former U.S. Attorney, Western District North Carolina

Quentin Miller (NC) Sheriff, Buncombe County

Ennis Wright (NC) Sheriff, Cumberland County

Clarence Birkhead (NC) Sheriff, Durham County

Dr. Hubert Peterkin (NC) Sheriff, Hoke County

Gerald Baker (NC) Sheriff, Wake County

Johnny Williams (NC) Sheriff, Warren County

Timothy Q. Purdon (ND) Former U.S. Attorney, District of North Dakota (2010-2015)

John Ewing (NE) County Treasurer, Douglas County; Former Deputy Chief, Omaha Police Department

Deborah Gilg (NE) Former U.S. Attorney for Nebraska

Thomas J. Monaghan (NE) Former U.S. Attorney for Nebraska

Mike Hughes (NE) Former Douglas County Sheriff Candidate; Former Police Officer, Savannah, GA

Joe Foster (NH) Former Attorney General, New Hampshire

Bill Barry (NH) Former Lieutenant, Hillsborough County Sheriff, NH

Steve Shurtleff (NH) Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Former U.S. Marshal

Paul J. Fishman (NJ) Former U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey (2009-2017);
Former Chair, Attorney General's Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys (2011-2013)

Daniele Monroe-Moreno (NV) Assemblywoman; Former Corrections Officer

Frankie Sue Del Papa (NV) Former Attorney General, Nevada

Richard Perkins (NV) Former Chief, Henderson Police; Former Speaker of the

Pat Spearman (NV) State Senator; Retired Lieutenant Colonel, USAF

Charles Billups (NV) Chairman, Grand Council of Guardians

Zach Klein (OH) Columbus City Attorney

Charmaine McGuffey (OH) Candidate for Hamilton County Sheriff

Ann Rowland (OH) Former Assistant U.S. Attorney; Deputy Chief, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney's Office

Linda Barr (OH) Former Assistant U.S. Attorney; Northern District of Ohio

Michael J. Rendon (OH) Former Border Patrol Agent; Former Senior Special Agent;
Former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio; Former Assistant District Attorney, Cuyahoga County

Anita Davis (OH) Retired Sergeant

William M. Denihan (OH) Former Director of Public Safety, Former Chief of Police,
Cleveland (1994, 1996); Former Director of Ohio Department of Public Safety (1985 - 1989)

Ben Glassman (OH) Former District Attorney

William J. Edwards (OH) Former FBI Agent; Former First Assistant of U.S. Attorney Office Northern District of Ohio; Former Acting US Attorney

Carole S. Rendon (OH) Former U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio; First Assistant U.S. Attorney, NDOH; Assistant U.S. Attorney District of Massachusetts, Trial Attorney, Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Organized Crime Strike Force

Steve Dettelbach (OH) Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio

Keller Blackburn (OH) Prosecutor, Athens County

Gwen Howe-Gebers (OH) Prosecutor, Henry County

Dennis Will (OH) Prosecutor, Lorain County

Cliff Pinkney (OH) Former Sheriff, Cuyahoga County

Joseph Schmitz (OH) Former Assistant U.S. Attorney

Dwight Holton (OR) Former U.S. Attorney for Oregon

Julia Bates (OH) Prosecutor, Lucas County

Mathias Heck, Jr (OH) Prosecutor, Montgomery County

John Ferrero (OH) Prosecutor, Stark County

Sherri Walsh (OH) Prosecutor, Summit County

Paul Timothy Bailey (OH) Sheriff, Marion County

George Maier (OH) Sheriff, Stark County

Mark Powell (PA) District Attorney, Lackawanna County

Kevin Steele (PA) District Attorney, Montgomery County

Sean Kilkenny (PA) Sheriff, Montgomery County

Mike Schmidt (OR) District Attorney, Multnomah County

Gil Kerlikowske (SC) Former Seattle Police Chief, former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, former Drug Czar

Bill Nettles (SC) Former U.S. Attorney District, South Carolina (2010-2016)

David Pascoe (SC) First Circuit Solicitor

George Morales (TX) Constable, Travis County

Brian Middleton (TX) District Attorney, Ft. Bend County

Jaime Esparza (TX) District Attorney, El Paso County

Sarah R. Saldaña (TX) Former Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Former U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Texas

Kenneth Magidson (TX) Former U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Texas

May Walker (TX) Constable, Harris County

Carlos Lopez (TX) Constable, Travis County

David Escamilla (TX) County Attorney, Travis County

Mark Gonzalez (TX) District Attorney, Nueces County

Martin Cuellar (TX) Sheriff, Laredo County

Sally Hernandez (TX) Sheriff, Travis County

José Rodríguez (TX) State Senator, Former Attorney, El Paso County

Howard Gwynn (VA) Attorney, Newport News Commonwealth

Bryan Porter (VA) Commonwealth Attorney, Alexandria

Parisa Dehghani-Tafti (VA) Commonwealth Attorney, Arlington

Steven Descano (VA) Commonwealth Attorney, Fairfax

Anton Bell (VA) Commonwealth Attorney, Hampton

Shannon Taylor (VA) Commonwealth Attorney, Henrico

Megan Clarke (VA) Commonwealth Attorney, Prince Edward County

Bobby Mathieson (VA) Former Delegate, Virginia; Former Police Office

Timothy J. Heaphy (VA) Former U.S. Attorney Western District of Virginia (2009-2015)

John Fishwick (VA) Former U.S. Attorney, Western District of Virginia

Josh King (VA) Sheriff Candidate, Prince William County

Beth Arthur (VA) Sheriff, Arlington County

Alisa Gregory (VA) Sheriff, Henrico

Gabriel Morgan (VA) Sheriff, Newport News

Vanessa Crawford (VA) Sheriff, Petersburg

Sarah George (VT) State's Attorney, Chittenden County

Eric Miller (VT) General Counsel, University of Vermont Health Network;
Former U.S. Attorney, District of Vermont

Tracy Shriver (VT) State's Attorney

Doug DiSabito (VT) State's Attorney

Dennis Wygmans (VT) State's Attorney

Jenny Durkan (WA) Mayor, Seattle; Former U.S. Attorney, Western District of

David Kris (WA) Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General, National Security
Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (2009- 2011); Former Associate Deputy Attorney General (2000 - 2003)

John Chisholm (WI) District Attorney, Milwaukee County

Tim Gruenke (WI) District Attorney, La Crosse County

Louis Molepske, Jr. (WI) District Attorney, Portage County

Craig Lambert (WI) District Attorney, Wood County

Noble Wray (WI) Former Chief, Madison Police

Ismael Ozanne (WI) Dane County District Attorney

George Silverwood (WI) Former Captain, Madison Police

Ed Flynn (MA,WI, VA) Former Chief, Milwaukee Police Department; Former
Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security; Former Commissioner, Springfield Police; Former Chief, Arlington Police

Joe DeCecco (WI) Former District Attorney, Sheboygan County

John W. Vaudreuil (WI) Former United States Attorney (2010-2017); Former Federal Prosecutor (1980-2017)

David Mahoney (WI) Sheriff, Dane County

Tom Dalbeck (WI) Sheriff, Douglas County

Jeff Skatrud (WI) Sheriff, Green County

Earnell Lucas (WI) Sherriff, Milwaukee County

Joseph R. Biden, Biden Campaign Press Release - More than 190 Law Enforcement Officials Across the Nation Announce Their Support for Joe Biden Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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