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Candidate’s experience, knowledge qualifies him to be sheriff

Editor,

It is with pleasure that I write to endorse James Pope for sheriff of Isle of Wight County.

I have known Mr. Pope for many of the 14 years that he has served in the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office. During this time, I have seen him evolve from “the new kid on the block” to a seasoned law enforcement officer. He has traveled up through the ranks from deputy sheriff to sergeant to lieutenant, has served in the courts, process and patrol divisions and is well respected by his peers.

Seeing him at numerous charitable and community events in our county over the years has made it evident to me that he is in tune with our local needs and will support these worthwhile endeavors.

His experience, his knowledge of the position, his steadfast commitment to serving and protecting his constituents, and his compassion and caring for the citizens of our county make James Pope the right person to lead the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Department for the next four years and beyond.

I urge you to go to the polls on July 24 and cast your vote for James Pope for sheriff.

Sincerely,

Martha Russ

Smithfield