Monday, July 16, 2012

Fraternal Order of Police Endorses Todd Maddox For Sheriff


MELBOURNE, Florida – Brevard County Sheriff Republican candidate Todd Maddox has been endorsed by Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge #37 (Melbourne) and endorsed by District 7 of the FOP.  This endorsement includes FOP members from the following counties: Orange, Brevard, Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia.  Maddox has worked at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for 22 years and currently holds the rank of lieutenant.


The Fraternal Order of Police is the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges.   FOP is dedicated to being the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities.


FOP Lodge #37 President Bert Gamin stated, “As an 18-year veteran of BCSO, who has worked side-by-side with Todd Maddox, I know Todd is the true experienced candidate for the job. Our membership has spoken. Todd represents young, creative energy and this is something I believe our members embrace. FOP Lodge #37 speaks for rank-and-file and supervisory deputies who know and have worked with Todd their entire career. They want him to succeed to the highest level of the Sheriff's Office, a deputy sheriff who has finally risen through the ranks with hard work, not politics.”

Maddox has been in law enforcement for more than 26 years and is extremely involved in the community. During his career, he has received numerous bars of merit, letters of appreciation and was awarded the Deputy of the Year in 2002. 

"I am honored to have received the endorsement of the FOP #37 Lodge and District 7 which represents ten counties within their membership," said Maddox.  "Throughout my career I have seen the good work the FOP has done for law enforcement and the community they serve.  If elected, I will put my experience to work as Brevard County Sheriff and create an agency that has accountability for all members regardless of rank or position."

For more information about Todd Maddox, visit http://www.maddoxforsheriff.com/. The primary for the Brevard County Sheriff race will be held August 14 and the general election will be held November 6 of this year.