New Sheriff for Atkinson County

New Sheriff for Atkinson County

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Melissa

Warner Robins, GA

#1 May 11, 2012
Hi All, I am writing this letter to support my ex-husband, Lewis Gurley for Sheriff. As with all campaigns, some dirt gets slung and it only muddies the water. Even though Lewis and I divorced and have our new families we have remained friends. We were married for the majority of time that he served as a sheriff's deputy for Atkinson County and I saw first hand his service to the community. I cannot tell you the number of times that I was told what a gentleman he was when pulling over people for various reasons and they were the ones telling me...lol. Our home phone would ring at all times of the night by a stressed out mom who wanted Lewis to talk to their child who was misbehaving about their behavior problems which he was always glad to do no matter the time. I also know that when high winds and bad weather knocked down trees and power lines, even if he was off-duty, he was the first to jump in his car and head out in the storm to keep the citizens safe. I know that there have been stories of him rough-handling some to detain them, and I am not saying that it is true or not, but put yourself in the position of any law enforcement officer coming up on a drug crazed or drunk person that is fighting you, sometimes it takes a little force to take this person into custody. Instead of being criticized for this, our law officers should be thanked for putting themselves in harms way to protect us. Lewis has many times arrested citizens of Atkinson County for crimes that they were guilty of only to have them turned loose because of their last name, where they lived or their status in the county. He saw the law clearly and attempted to do his job accordingly but his hands were tied and his efforts thwarted. I can promise you that if he is elected as your new sheriff, he will put the needs of the citizens first. He will make some mad because all will be held accountable for their actions, but if you realize that the good old' boy system isn't working and are ready for a change, I promise you that Lewis is the Sheriff for you.

Thanks for reading and thank you for voting Lewis Gurley for your new Sheriff!!!

Melissa Minix (Gurley) Strickland
Jerry

United States

#2 May 13, 2012
Greg Soles is my choice, but Lewis is also a great person for the job. "No more Moore" is what Atco needs! It's time to have a sheriff who isn't applauded by thugs and criminals for 'helping them out".
Jerry

United States

#3 May 13, 2012
David Moore offered to pay a defendants probation money in court so the thug wouldn't have to go to jail. True story!!!
Melissa

United States

#4 May 13, 2012
Jerry wrote:
Greg Soles is my choice, but Lewis is also a great person for the job. "No more Moore" is what Atco needs! It's time to have a sheriff who isn't applauded by thugs and criminals for 'helping them out".
Thanks for your response, I like Greg too and I am afraid that the votes will be split between Greg and Lewis and David or someone with less experience will go back in. I don't live in Atkinson County anymore but I have family and friends there. I know what kind of man Lewis is and believe he will make the best sheriff for all.
Melissa

United States

#5 Oct 7, 2012
Melissa wrote:
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Thanks for your response, I like Greg too and I am afraid that the votes will be split between Greg and Lewis and David or someone with less experience will go back in. I don't live in Atkinson County anymore but I have family and friends there. I know what kind of man Lewis is and believe he will make the best sheriff for all.
Its only David and Lewis now for Sheriff. Greg has put his support behind Lewis. Rumors going around that Lewis sued the county...not true, he was injured and as required by law, filed for workers comp. He is entitled to wc just as anyone else is. He has since had surgery, healed and ready to get back to work serving his community.
WOW

Valdosta, GA

#6 Jan 9, 2013
It appears that it does not matter what any of you think David is back in for a reason. It took more than "thugs" to put him back in office.
dang

Douglas, GA

#7 Feb 14, 2013
maybe he will get some real sheriff deputys in there instead of the bull crap they have in there. he needs a whole new crew

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