Georgia Sheriffs Association President Condemns Abrams’ Attack on Law Enforcement

For Immediate Release

Monday, October 31, 2022

ATLANTA – Today, Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie, President of the Georgia Sheriffs Association, issued a statement following Stacey Abrams’ attack on Georgia law enforcement last night during the WSB-TV gubernatorial debate.

“Stacey Abrams’ comments about Georgia sheriffs in Sunday night’s debate are exactly the type of false, demoralizing, and offensive accusations that have driven good men and women away from the law enforcement profession,” said Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie, President, Georgia Sheriffs Association. “The sheriffs, sheriff deputies, police officers, and other members of our community are brave individuals who wake up every day to put their lives on the line for everyone in their community – no matter their race, background, or walk of life. To suggest otherwise is insulting and outrageous. As president of the Georgia Sheriffs Association, I was incredibly disappointed to hear what Ms. Abrams had to say about the sheriffs of our state, and I hope she will do the right thing and immediately apologize to Georgia’s law enforcement community.”

Stacey Abrams’ statement last night during the WSB-TV gubernatorial debate:

“I’m not a member of the good ole boys club. So, no, I don’t have 107 sheriffs who want to be able to take Black people off the streets, who want to be able to go without accountability.” – Stacey Abrams

*The Georgia Sheriffs Association does not endorse candidates for political office.


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