Henry County It’s Time for a Change!!!
I wanted to thank everyone for the tremendous amount of support that I have already received!!!!
Please leave a message if I’m not immediately available and I will return your call as soon as possible.
Thank you to everyone that has reached out to me over the last year since I retired from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. Now that I am home for good from overseas, I am eager to begin campaigning and meeting as many Henry County citizens as I can.
I will work hard to earn your trust and will run a “fact” based campaign to make you, the citizens of Henry County aware of what is going on in YOUR community.
If you would like to know more about my platform and the reasons behind my running, please feel free to private message me. I WILL ALWAYS MAKE TIME FOR YOU.
Also, if you know of an organization, church, or community event that would like to have me speak, please feel free to private message me anytime. I am at your disposal…not just now…but after I am elected as well, for the duration of my duty, not just during election time.
“No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” Theodore Roosevelt
Supporter's Meeting at Papa's Pizza in Bassett Tuesday we held a Supporter's Meeting at Papa's Pizza in Bassett. A previous meeting was held at Clarence's in Ridgeway. Look for a supporter's meeting soon near you! If you would like to participate, just fill out the...read more
From John: Spring '19's memories has flown by so quickly and we are already well into the Summer months! As you can see, I've been very busy trying to get out and about as much as I can, however I can not do it without the great support from so many great supporters!...read more
As Your Sheriff, my priorities will include:
Henry County has the highest opioid death statistics, triple the rate as anywhere else throughout the state according to a recent Department of Health report. From 2011 to 2016, opioid overdoses caused 53 deaths in Henry County and Martinsville, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health. In Henry County, 38 people died from prescription opioid overdoses and six people, from fentanyl and/or heroin overdoses. In Martinsville, five people died from prescription opioid overdoses and four from fentanyl or heroin overdoses.
Collins, P. (2015, December 29). Opioid abuse is epidemic in U.S.
Raising crime statistics/unsolved homicide cases
Recent years (2015 – 2017) Virginia State Police annual crime statistics report shows rising crime stats and lower populations in Henry County. Also, in recent years, Henry County Sheriff’s Office has many unsolved homicides that left many families with unanswered questions. (Collins, P. (2019, January 30). How did my sister die? Woman wants answers about year-old case from Henry County Sheriff’s Office.
Lack of leadership causing deputy retention issues
In recent years, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office has suffered the loss of over 50% of the entire force of seasoned law enforcement officers. This is not just the result of untimely retirements, low pay, and negative public perception towards law enforcement as the current sheriff would have you believe.
The current administration has poor leadership skills, which lacks the ability to inspire, retain, or recruit seasoned law enforcement officers. For these reasons, the morale of the office is extremely low, which in turn creates a lack of enthusiasm and poor job performance, which directly affects YOU, the citizens of Henry County.
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