Southampton sheriff supports Pope for Isle of Wight

Published 3:57 pm Saturday, July 21, 2018

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Dear Editor,

I have known and worked with Lt. James Pope for nearly 15 years, and in that time have found James to be a sound professional to the benefit of the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office. As Patrol Commander, James supervises the most visible division within that agency and having served in that position for seven years, or half of his career, he knows what works for Isle of Wight County with regards to its law enforcement needs and issues.

James is a much-decorated law enforcement veteran with the respect of those that serve in his agency and in the surrounding law enforcement community. The job has changed dramatically in just the last five years and James displays the insight and leadership skills required to successfully guide a twenty first century Sheriff’s Office.

James Pope has the local ties that give him a vested interest in Isle of Wight County and the safety of its citizens. He possesses the experience and training that will provide a proactive approach to anticipated problems in Isle of Wight and the proven abilities to take charge during any major event that may and will occur and I support James Pope for the Office of Sheriff for Isle of Wight County.

J.B. Stutts,


Southampton County and the City of Franklin