Thin blue line goes red: Police chiefs backing Ron DeSantis

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If Republican Ron DeSantis doesn’t win the election for Governor next week, it won’t be for lack of police support.

Halloween (Wednesday) brought the latest love from law enforcement, courtesy of the Florida Police Chiefs Association.

In marked contrast to previous law enforcement endorsements that condemned Democrat Andrew Gillum, the police chiefs eschewed excoriation of the Tallahassee Mayor.

“Florida Police Chiefs want a Governor who supports law enforcement, the principles of the association and will protect our communities,” said Amy Mercer, executive director of the Florida Police Chiefs Association.

“The FPCA proudly supports Congressman DeSantis for Governor. As a former prosecutor, he understands the sacrifice our law enforcement officers make when they put on their uniforms every day,” Mercer added.

“I’m proud to receive the endorsement of the Florida Police Chiefs Association,” said DeSantis, who was a Navy JAG prosecutor.

“Throughout my career, whether in the military, as a prosecutor or in Congress, I have always supported the brave men and women of our law enforcement community. Floridians deserve a Governor who will stand up for our heroes who work every day to protect us.”

“Unfortunately, my opponent, Andrew Gillum, has signed a pledge saying police and prisons have no place in our state, which is as dangerous as it is despicable,” DeSantis added. “As Governor, I will always stand with our law enforcement and support them in their mission to keep Florida safe.”

DeSantis, who has repeatedly hammered Gillum for accepting support from the “anti-police” Dream Defenders, has been endorsed by every major police union in the state and over 50 county sheriffs.

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