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We have never messed with voting for anything. Everyone always says the same old song & dance. So to us, it’s always been whoever gets it, gets it and unless you are concerned about safety in schools and are interested in doing something about autism awareness, I’m really not interested.
A friend of ours has been raving about John Cassell and recently introduced him to us. John surprised me. He really wants to make a change and he isn’t just saying things to win people over.
His priorities include helping people with addictions, safety in the schools, and autism awareness.
John Cassell is the one that pushed and demanded to know why Henry County didn’t have the life-saving antidote for overdosing while Perry said they didn’t know how to carry it. Now it’s in place because John pushed for it and he isn’t even Sheriff yet!
Open your eyes and hearts! Vote John Cassell for Sheriff.
After listening to the interview on Star News, John Cassell you have hit the nail on the head! Everything you have talked about is correct! The People of Henry County know this so this is the time to make that change! Everything that happens in Henry County you better believe there is a reason for it and for it to benefit certain people! It is time for the Good Ole’ Boy’s Network to disburse! We need a trustworthy sheriff and department!
Please stay true to yourself and you will win! Everyone in Henry County knows we need this and it has been a long time coming!
Henry County citizens, we can make this happen and make our community a better place to live and one to be proud of!
Please remember to vote November 5th for John Cassell!
To the Great Citizens of Henry County:
I would like to take this opportunity to endorse John Cassell for Sheriff of Henry County. I spent more than 25+ years working at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. I retired as a Sergeant with many job responsibilities.
I had the privilege of getting to know John when he worked at Memorial Hospital as a Security Officer years ago. He impressed me, then, as one of the most professional and caring Security Officers I had ever met. John and I quickly became friends and have remained friends to this day. I think what impressed me most about John was that he treated everyone with respect. Even those that gave us a rough time in the ER. He never lost his cool.
Later on, John became a law enforcement officer. That was when he showed what he was really made of. He constantly trained to make himself better. He respected his fellow officers and was always willing to go above and beyond. And he started using that training to teach others. He is one of the best Self-Defense Instructors around. He constantly volunteered his personal time to teach self-defense courses to fellow officers, as well as, the citizens of Henry County. He developed and instructed one of the best women’s self-defense classes ever taught. Just ask any of his students.
At times, I was John’s supervisor, when his regular supervisor was off. He respected me and never complained about an assignment. I was also a Tactical Team supervisor and had the privilege of working with John on a lot of tactical situations. With John there, you knew he had your back regardless of what might happen. There again, his personal training was priceless.
Few people know that John was selected and cleared through a top-secret security clearance to work overseas (Afghanistan) as a State Department Contractor as a Designated Defensive Marksman (aka. Sniper) and as a Protective Security Specialist assigned to an Emergency Response Team. He left his family and put his life on the line to do this not only because of his dedication to his career choice but to help make an impact on a war’s outcome. That experience cannot be duplicated.
I would ask the Citizens of Henry County to compare this to exactly what Sheriff Perry truly brings to the table. Lane is a nice man. He’s never served our Great Country in the Armed Forces. He became Sheriff by happenstance. He was next in line when everything at the Sheriff’s Office was turned upside down in 2006. He was later elected Sheriff in a Special Election. I have to say that when Lane was questioned about certain comments and acts that he said and did and that he bragged about in the past before he became Sheriff , he falsely denied those comments and actions. I don’t say this lightly because I personally heard him admit and brag about these things. One thing he was very proud of was how many cats he had shot and disposed of. Lane attended Sniper School in Texas and upon his return, he would brag about his expertise in shooting cats that got on his cars. Please, don’t take my word for this, ask others that worked with him. He will probably say I am a disgruntled employee. But the truth is Lane worked for me in Investigation, I never worked for him as a Sheriff. I left in good standing before that. Lane was raised to Captain, which placed him next in line when the Sheriff and Major James Keaton we’re arrested. Lane became Captain when then Major Kimmy Nester had his downfall from grace due to a hidden tryst. If you will remember he was being groomed for the Sheriff’s job. Everyone thought he was the one. But …… Lane has made the comment that he will become a Preacher when he retires. I’m not sure if the Good Lord wants a hypocrite to preach his word. Again , please investigate this for yourselves. The Citizens of Henry County have been deceived long enough.
Please bring honor and true integrity back to the Sheriff’s Office, as it had under Sheriff James Rodgers, vote John Cassell a true and trusted man for Sheriff of Henry County!
On November 05, 2019, Election Day, the citizens of Henry County will have a unique opportunity. It is not often that a person runs for political office for all the right reasons. It is not often that a person runs for political office, who is uniquely qualified for the position they seek. It is a very rare occasion that a person truly runs for political office for the betterment of their community and the constituency they wish to serve. That person is John W. Cassell and he is running for Sheriff of Henry County.
I met John 20 years ago when I became a deputy at the Martinsville City Sheriff’s Office. John was working as a Corporal in the jail at that time. It was soon apparent, after working with him just a short period of time, that he was the guy I aspired to model myself after. When it comes to law enforcement, whether it be a correctional officer, patrol deputy, investigator, instructor, swat officer, or administrator; John was, is, and will always be a consummate professional. John and I also worked together at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office until my departure from there in 2010. We worked together in patrol, we were partners in the Vice Unit, and we were SWAT team members. I can say without any reservations whatsoever, that there is no one else I would ever want to have my back more than John Cassell. He is hands down, the best cop I have ever worked with. John was born to be a police officer, and even more so, he was born to lead police officers. He has always done the job the right way and for the right reasons. There is no better person to lead, mentor, and guide young officers than John Cassell. I have personally witnessed how John interacts with the community. Whether you’re a violent felon, a victim of a crime, a fellow law enforcement officer, a wealthy business owner, or a homeless person; John treats everyone with respect, empathy, and professionalism.
John’s work ethic is second to none. No matter what job he is given, he works tirelessly to get that job done to the best of his ability. This is evident in John’s never ending quest for knowledge and education. While most would be content with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree, John has worked to further his education by obtaining two Master’s Degrees; one in Education Curriculum and Development and the other in Emergency Management/Homeland Security.
A mark of a good leader is knowing how to manage your personnel, and placing the right people in the right places. John has announced some of his administration once he is elected and takes office. I could not be more pleased with the additions of retired Virginia State Trooper Dickie Byrd, retired Martinsville Police Captain Marshal Thomas, and current Martinsville Public Schools Security Administrator T. J. Slaughter to John’s Administration. These three men will not only bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from years of service in the community, but they will also build on interagency relationships, which is paramount to combating crime in this day and age. John Cassell’s administration will lead, not rule, the men and women of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. I have no doubt that as Sheriff, John Cassell and his administration will improve the morale of the men and women in the Sheriff’s Office, which will improve the services the Sheriff’s Office provides to the community. John has a platform that concentrates on community, school safety, combating the drug problem, and leading by example.
John and I have been friends for a long time. John has a wonderful family and he lives his personal life just as he does his professional life, with the utmost integrity and morals. I know that John will be the best Sheriff Henry County has ever had. This is my endorsement of John W. Cassell for Sheriff of Henry County. I ask the citizens of Henry County to not squander this unique and rare opportunity, and to elect a man born for this position.
Friend and former co-worker of John Cassell
Team John Cassell all the way! I have personally talked to him on different occasions and he has been nothing but nice to me. He listened to me and listened to my concerns about what’s going on, on my street. I will vote for John Cassell, I will campaign for John as well, we need a chance and he is the man for the job.
I am endorsing John Cassell for Sheriff. I worked with John in Afghanistan as a Designated Defensive Marksman on a U.S. Department of State contract. I have to say that his integrity and honesty is among no other. Above all, he is just a really great guy. He is someone you can trust with your safety and security. He will always do you right and look out for your best interest. In all the years I have been a Security Contractor overseas, there are very few people who live up to the standard that John does. I trusted my life with him and you can too.
Personally, John Cassell has been an inspiration in my life. He does whatever he can to help others around him strive for success. John has the dedication and determination to make change for the greater good. He has served and done wonderful things for our military, served as a high ranking officer within the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, and has helped to establish a form of government as a military contractor in Afghanistan. John Cassell carries and maintains the skills needed as a leader in any organization. As your Sheriff of Henry County, John will provide his services with the utmost professionalism and always seek perfection.
When voting for John Cassell for sheriff, vote for two reasons:
1. He’s not Lane Perry
2. He is a man with vision offering the community solutions.
I have known John close to 20 years now and I worked with him for 9 of those years. John was my Lieutenant while I worked in the Patrol Division. To this day, I still tell everyone John was the best boss I’ve ever worked for in my career.
The top reasons why I say he is the best leader, coworker, and boss I have ever had;
First, John leads by example and not by authority. There’s a big difference. John gained trust and respect on our shift by not telling us what to do, but by showing us how to do it correctly and in a professional manner.
John has been training for this all his life without knowing he was going to run for Sheriff:
Examples are John started out serving this great Country in the military, training him to be calm in the midst of storms.
He served at the hospital doing security for all types of situations and dealing with different behavioral problems.
He then went into Law Enforcement continuing training and honing in on his skills to be used in every aspect of life for the next 20 years.
After John retired from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. He continued to serve this community and Country and by going over seas to fight for our freedom and everyday things we so take for granted. (Side note, there are few people that could qualify and pass the training to go over seas. It is an elite group and John joined that group with men half his age.)
While over seas, he decided that Henry County needs a change and a fresh start. And he wanted to continue to serve his community. Henry County needs a fresh start. The current administration leads by fear and intimidation and has been pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes thinking they can do no wrong. Take it from someone that has been on the inside and still sees that this current administration covers up what they want just to try and keep their reputation from being ruined.
John is a family man and his family comes second only to God. John has always treated everyone as
John has served his community and his Country his entire life. It’s time to let him serve as your next SHERIFF.
Vote Change!!! Vote John Cassell for Sheriff 2019#timeforchange #timeforarealleader.
I endorse John Cassell as my friend and as the next Sheriff.
I’ve only known/worked with you for a few short months. If there is anyone else in this race for Sheriff, that has more morals or character than you, then I’d like to meet that person. You are “Top Notch.” I only wished you were running for Sheriff in Franklin County..we need a law enforcement officer here instead of a politician. Best of luck to you Sir.I know you are the best man for this job. You actually care about the people of Martinsville and Henry County. I have all my friends voting for you and I know you got this. It’s time for a real change!
I know you are the best man for this job. You actually care about the people of Martinsville and Henry County. I have all my friends voting for you and I know you got this. It’s time for a real change!
Is Henry County looking for a politician to be a sheriff or are they looking for a sheriff that is more concerned about making Henry County a better place and safer place to live and raise a family? Henry County is overdue a sheriff that cares more about the people and the county than about making himself look good. John Cassell is that man!! He is a fair man who cares about the people in and around the county and about making it a safe place for our kids and grandkids to grow up and a safe place for us to live. John, I wholeheartedly believe in you …for 12 years Henry County has had a politician posing as a sheriff … I for one believe it’s time to put a real sheriff in office …it’s time for a change !!!
John Cassell for Sheriff 2019
Hello everyone, I am here to show my support and endorse John Cassell for Sheriff. I am not here to tell you things good or bad, all I ask is that if you have questions or concerns do not be afraid to ask questions or voice your concerns. I will be glad to speak to anyone and I know John would be glad to address any concerns as well. It’s time for a change, and if you would like to make Henry County a better place to live then vote John Cassell for Sheriff.
“Progress is impossible without change.”
John is centered on so many critical issues in our community and surrounding neighbors in Martinsville. He has sound, common sense ideas to upgrade school safety and to address the opioid crisis we are facing. I strongly endorse John for Sheriff and invite you to get to know him and you will
I first had the privilege of meeting Mr. Cassell when he joined our team in Kabul, Afghanistan working as a security contractor for the Department of State. If I lived in Henry County, I would certainly vote for John Cassell to be my county’s sheriff. He has shown to be a man of integrity, immense patience, and trustworthiness. He has exemplified to me all the attributes that someone holding an office should have. He is loving, caring, sympathetic, kind, firm, and fair. He can be stern when the situation or circumstance calls for that kind of approach. Mr. Cassell operated on our Emergency Reaction Team as a Designated Defensive Marksman, I trust this man with my life and have already done so. Mr. Cassell brought an extensive knowledge of Law Enforcement that aided in our security operations. I know Mr. Cassell to be a dedicated husband and father. I have nothing but respect for this man of honor. I believe Henry county would be lucky and privileged to have a man of this caliber be their Sheriff.
Henry County is needing a change, we need a new set of eyes on this area. John has lived here most of his life with his military & years of law enforcement training I have no doubt he can lead a team to take us to the next level. We
Long overdue for a change and you’re just the man that can make that happen!
Look out Henry County, come 2019 there’s going to be a new sheriff in town.
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