For the first time in Missouri gubernatorial history, sheriffs around the state are united in their support for one candidate.
That’s Governor Mike Parson.
Missouri Sheriffs United made the announcement one day after the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police put its support behind the Governor.
Steele Shippy is the campaign manager for Governor Parson.
He tells KRMS News the endorsements reflect the governor’s commitment to law enforcement personnel and to the safety of Missourians as violent crime continues to spike in parts of the state.
Shippy was interviewed by Christian Blood on the Ozarks Today.
Missouri Police Chiefs Association Endorse Governor Mike Parson:
“Governor Parson knows what it takes to stop violent crime and keep Missourians safe”
Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri Police Chiefs Association announced today their endorsement of Governor Mike Parson as he seeks a full term in the November 2020 election.
“Like the Members of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association and the officers of their departments across the state, Governor Parson knows what it takes to stop violent crime and keep Missourians safe,” Chief Sean P. Fagan, President, Missouri Police Chiefs Association, said. “Police Chiefs in Missouri know Governor Parson is the only candidate committed to preventing radical efforts to defund the police by out of state special interest groups. For these reasons, the Missouri Police Chiefs Association stands behind Governor Parson.”
Governor Parson has a strong background in public safety, having spent a 22-year career in law enforcement serving Missouri and our country. Governor Parson served two tours of duty in the United States Army as an MP, protecting our nation overseas. After returning home, he joined the Sheriff’s office and eventually was elected by his community to serve as Polk County Sheriff.
“The members of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association are proud to endorse Governor Parson for his re-election as Governor for the Great State of Missouri. We do so because of his continued support and dedication to the brave men and women who risk their lives to protect our communities. He has worked hard in making sure law enforcement has the tools they need to do their job safely,” Chief Fagan said.
“I want to personally thank the Police Chiefs Association for their support. I am proud to stand with hundreds of Chiefs across Missouri who are serving on the front lines protecting our communities in our fight against violent crime,” Governor Parson said, “Whether it’s ensuring our brave men and women in uniform are equipped with the resources necessary to do their job and keep Missourians safe, or standing up to the mob who seek to defund and abolish the police, the Police Chiefs know they can count on me as Governor to have their back in tough times,” Governor Parson said.
The Missouri Police Chiefs Association represents over 600 members throughout the State of Missouri, and has done so since 1953.
The full endorsement letter may be found here.