Law-and-Order Senate Candidate AG Eric Schmitt Launches Law Enforcement Officials for Schmitt

Oct 4 | Media Center

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s campaign today announced the launch of the Law Enforcement Officials for Eric Schmitt Coalition to support Schmitt’s candidacy for the United States Senate. Law enforcement leaders from across the state are supporting Schmitt, as he is the only candidate who stands for law and order. Schmitt has a record of always supporting law enforcement officials and providing the resources our police need to keep our communities safe.
“The men and women who serve in law enforcement deserve our complete support–now more than ever,” said Eric Schmitt. “As Missouri’s Attorney General, I have worked in partnership with law enforcement officials across the state to keep our streets safe. Those who protect our families and neighborhoods know that I will always have their back in the United States Senate.”

Members of the Law Enforcement Officials for Schmitt includes:

  • Kevin Ahlbrand, St. Louis County, Former President of Missouri Fraternal Order of Police, National Fraternal Order of Police Trustee
  • Mitch Allen, Caldwell County, Sheriff
  • Craig Allison, Montgomery County, Sheriff
  • Jim C. Arnott, Greene County, Sheriff
  • Mike Barton, Ripley County, Sheriff
  • Erick Billups, Chariton County, Sheriff
  • Jeremy Bowman, Cole County, President of Jefferson City Police Officers Association, Secretary of Missouri Fraternal Order of Police
  • Danny Boyd, Barry County, Sheriff
  • Daniel Ray Bullock, St. Francois County, Sheriff
  • Brad Cole, Christian County, Sheriff
  • Steve Cox, Livingston County, Sheriff
  • Matt Crecelius, St. Louis County, Business Manager of St. Louis County Police Association, Executive Vice President of Missouri Fraternal Order of Police
  • Brad Daniels, Taney County, Sheriff
  • Ruth Ann Dickerson, Cape Girardeau County, Sheriff
  • Mark T. Dobbs, Macon County, Sheriff
  • Wes C. Drury, Scott County, Sheriff
  • Tim Fitch, St. Louis County Councilman, Former St. Louis County Police Chief 
  • Casey A. Graham, Bollinger County, Sheriff
  • Rick Harrell, Lincoln County, Sheriff
  • Tony R. Helms, Camden County, Sheriff
  • Rick Inglima, Jackson County, President of West Central Missouri Regional Police Association, Former President of Missouri Fraternal Order of Police
  • Chris Jennings, Newton County, Sheriff
  • James Kent Oberkrom, Henry County, Sheriff
  • Michael Kirn, Phelps County, Sheriff
  • Brad Lemon, President of Kansas City Police Officers Association, 1st Vice President of Missouri Fraternal Order of Police
  • Scott A Lewis, St. Charles County, Sheriff
  • Derek Machens, St. Louis County, President of St. Louis County Police Association
  • David L. Marshak, Jefferson County, Sheriff
  • Cass Martin, Ozark County, Sheriff
  • David Millsap, Laclede County, Sheriff
  • Cindi Mullins, Saline County, Sheriff
  • Rob Orr, Jackson County, retired Kansas City Police Department, Chairman of the Trustees for Missouri Fraternal Order of Police
  • Jeff Oswald, Howard County, Sheriff
  • Mark Owen, Platte County, Sheriff
  • Joe Patterson, St. Louis County, Executive Director of St. Louis County Police Association, retired St. Louis County Police Department
  • Steven M. Pelton, Franklin County, Sheriff
  • Bill Puett, Buchanan County, Sheriff
  • Jay Schroeder, St. Louis, President of St. Louis Police Officers’ Association, President of Missouri Fraternal Order of Police
  • Kevin Shoemaker, Macon County, Sheriff
  • Randy Strong, Nodaway County, Sheriff
  • Don Van, St. Charles County, President of Eastern Missouri Coalition of Police, 2nd Vice President of Missouri Fraternal Order of Police
  • Dustin Ward, Carter County, Sheriff
  • Shawn Webster, Clark County, Sheriff
  • Chris Welsh, Greene County, Former President of Springfield Police Officers’ Association, Sergeant at Arms of Missouri Fraternal Order of Police
  • Bob Wells, Dent County, Sheriff
  • Andy Zinke, Greene County, President of Springfield Police Officers’ Association

“Law enforcement officials know that Attorney General Schmitt is a friend of law enforcement,” said Tim Fitch, 31-year police veteran & former police chief for St. Louis County, Missouri. “From helping reduce violent crime to making sure officers had the resources they needed, Schmitt always was there for us. Now we want to be there for him, as he will be the strongest supporter of law enforcement in the U.S. Senate.”

As Attorney General, Eric Schmitt has been at the forefront of keeping Missourians safe. He created the Safer Streets Initiative, the first-of-its-kind partnership between the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, local law enforcement officials, and federal prosecutors to address violent crime. Schmitt also launched the SAFE Kit Initiative to bring justice to victims of sexual assault. Finally, Schmitt has cracked down on human trafficking, ensuring victims are protected and illegal drugs are kept away from our communities.

Previously in this election, Attorney General Schmitt has received endorsements from the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police, former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, and former Acting U.S. Attorney General Matt Whitaker.

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