From a press release:
Law enforcement groups endorse GriffithThis has to be particularly galling to Rick Boucher, what with all the federal earmarks he's secured for law enforcement stuff in recent years. It shows, I guess, that police officers can't be bought.
Christiansburg - Morgan Griffith, the Republican candidate for the Ninth Congressional seat, received endorsements this morning from two law enforcement groups.
The Virginia Police Benevolent Association, a division of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association, met with Griffith at his Christiansburg headquarters for their announcement.
Sean McGowan, the executive director of the VPBA, said Del. Griffith impressed the screening committee with in-depth knowledge of the issues important to our membership, and with his willingness to work with our organization in support of the law enforcement professionals the group represents.
Griffith says he is very pleased to receive the support of law enforcement officers in southwest Virginia. "I am deeply grateful to be endorsed by this law enforcement organization. These men and women put their lives on the line on a daily basis to protect citizens of Virginia, and we need to do everything possible to support them-providing them with the necessary equipment and training to safely do their job. I have supported them in the House of Delegates and will continue to do so in the U.S. Congress."
Griffith also received the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police, Patrick Henry Lodge #73.
Here's to the guys in blue. And gray. And ... uh, brown ...