Bill Hagerty Announces Law Enforcement for Hagerty Coalition


U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty on Wednesday announced the Law Enforcement For Hagerty coalition, which includes over 30 members of Tennessee law enforcement who fully support Team Hagerty.

This follows Hagerty’s earlier statement pledging continued support and commitment to our law enforcement officers.

“I am honored to have these distinguished law enforcement officers on Team Hagerty, who sacrifice and risk their lives every single day to keep our communities safe,” Hagerty said in a press release on his campaign website. 

“Our law enforcement officers are the only thing standing between anarchy and your family’s safety, and Democrats’ latest call to defund and dismantle the police is radical and will only promote lawlessness. In the Senate, I will continue to support our law enforcement officers and ensure they have the resources they need to uphold the rule of law and to keep our communities safe – including stopping domestic terrorist groups like ANTIFA that have ushered in violence and crime amidst peaceful protests.”

Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris, in the press release, called Hagerty “a great friend and supporter of mine.”

“We need another U.S. Senator who understands the commitment of our law enforcement and will work to support and strengthen them,” Farris said.

“Bill’s dedication to our men and women in blue is unmatched, and I am confident he will continue the fight in Washington alongside Senator Marsha Blackburn to ensure our Tennessee officers are provided with the tools and resources necessary to do their jobs.”

Anderson County Sheriff Russell Barker, meanwhile, said Hagerty “stands behind law enforcement officers 100 percent.”

“Bill knows we should not defund and dismantle our law enforcement, and I know he will have our backs,” Barker said.

Morgan County Sheriff Wayne Potter said Hagerty “will work alongside President Trump to ensure the continued safety of Tennessee families.”

Law Enforcement for Hagerty coalition members include:

• Lieutenant Rick Baker, Putnam County

• Chief of Police Earl Bales, City of Wartburg

• Chief of Police Don Bandy, City of Gallatin

• Sheriff Russell Barker, Anderson County

• Sheriff Monte Belew, Henry County

• Sheriff James Berrong, Blount County

• Sheriff Brandon Boone, Clay County

• Sheriff Robert Bryan, Wilson County

• District Attorney General Steve Crump, 10th Judicial District

• Sheriff Dana Dowdy, Pickett County

• Sheriff Eddie Farris, Putnam County

• Sheriff Shane Fisher, Wayne County

• Sheriff Armando Fontes, Cocke County

• Sheriff John Fuson, Montgomery County

• Chief Deputy Austin Garrett, Hamilton County

• Sheriff John Garrett, Overton County

• Sheriff Robbie Goins, Campbell County

• Sheriff Jim Hammond, Hamilton County

• Sheriff Esco Jarnagin, Hamblen County

• District Attorney General Russell Johnson, 9th Judicial District

• Sheriff Tommy Jones, Monroe County

• Chief of Police Joseph Manning, City of Sevierville

• Sheriff Jimmy Morris, Bledsoe County

• Sheriff Wayne Potter, Morgan County

• Sheriff Dusty Rhoades, Williamson County

• Sheriff Steve Ross, Polk County

• Sheriff Jack Stockton, Roane County

• Sheriff Coy Swanger, Sequatchie County

• Chief of Police Baron Tapp, City of Harriman

• Sheriff Sonny Weatherford, Sumner County

• Chief of Police Maurice Shults, City of Newport

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]






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2 Thoughts to “Bill Hagerty Announces Law Enforcement for Hagerty Coalition”

  1. 83ragtop50

    How does Hagerty’s position differ from that of his opponent, Dr. Manny?
    I would venture to say that their positions on law enforcement do not differ significantly.

    So the question becomes – What specifically do these law enforcement people have to gain privately and professionally if Hagerty is elected? This inquiring mind would like to know.

    1. James

      Hagerty is a globalist. He is supported by Bob Corker, Lamar Alexander , Bill Haslam. All of which do not like our President. That is why i am for Manny Sethi.