Sheriffs endorse Bachus for reelection

Published 9:38 am Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dear Editor,

As the sheriffs of the Sixth Congressional District of Alabama, we are pleased to inform you that we have endorsed the reelection of Spencer Bachus.

As a leader in Washington D.C., he has always been available and ready to work with the entire law enforcement community on issues affecting public safety.

His voting record has been excellent on the issues that matter most to us.

Spencer has been at the forefront of the fight to provide the law enforcement community with the tools necessary to protect the public.

It is with this in mind that we particularly highlight his lead role in bringing the National Computer Forensics Institute to Alabama. The NCFI has been a documented success in putting criminals behind bars through its training of state and local law enforcement officers and judges to investigate, prosecute and adjudicate sophisticated computer-related crimes.

Training at the Center has resulted in scores of sexual predators being taken off the streets.

Additionally, Spencer has made invaluable contributions to public safety in our communities by working with us to improve electronic communications and data sharing among law enforcement agencies and by helping us to combat the scourge of meth labs.

We have always known Spencer is a public servant of commitment and integrity and it is without hesitation that we endorse him for reelection.

Chris Curry, Shelby County Sheriff

Keith Hannah, Bibb County Sheriff

Kevin Davis, Chilton County Sheriff

Terry Wilson, Coosa County Sheriff

Mike Hale, Jefferson County Sheriff

Terry Surles, St. Clair County Sheriff