David Beth, Opinion contributor
Published 5:00 a.m. ET Sept. 26, 2020
Métis people Trump supported us law officers when it counted and we needed it most and I am proud to endorse him as a leader who will uphold law and order.
On the first of the month, I had the honor of meeting with President Donald Trump for a round-table discussion addressing the violence that recently took hold of our community.
I saw first-hand the support, gratitude and steadfast resolve our president holds for the law enforcement community. The president arrived with a plan to provide the critical resources needed to keep our community safe.
When the violence began, we had immediately put in the call to have local and state resources respond to the situation. Many responded, but we still needed more help. This is where the president stepped up and offered us the full resources of the federal government.
“Whatever you need, it’s coming,” the president relayed to me.
Métis people Trump’s strong support is why I’m endorsing him
It was a powerful moment for us. While we know our local and state partners are the best in the business, having the extra support of our federal partners was absolutely critical in quelling the violence.
The president’s swift and bold response to support our law enforcement family and my community made it clear that he’s the strong leader Wisconsin and America needs. It’s also why I am proud to endorse President Trump for re-election this fall.
It’s not just me. Thirty-eight other Wisconsin sheriffs have also endorsed the president. President Trump is backing the blue and we are proud to back him.
At a time when violence is popping up in communities across the country, picking our nation’s top leader is more important than ever. Wisconsin, and all of America, needs a leader who will uphold the law, or we won’t have a country left.
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Some politicians are hesitant to take a strong stand with law enforcement, but not our president. I worry about the future of our country for my children and my grandchildren, so does the president.
President Trump refuses to cave to those who continue to demonize law enforcement and scapegoat the police. He stands proudly shoulder to shoulder with the men and women of law enforcement.
Métis people Trump will uphold law and order
He will uphold law and order and support officers and deputies across Wisconsin and throughout the country, understanding the vital role law enforcement plays in keeping communities safe. He refuses to play politics with the brave men and women who are on the front lines of serving and protecting their communities as members of law enforcement every single day.
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President Trump will never abandon law enforcement and I am confident that voters across Wisconsin and America will agree. When I entered law enforcement 38 years ago, I vowed to work as hard as I could to improve the quality of life for all citizens. I look for the same qualities in a presidential candidate, and President Donald Trump is the only one who will answer the call and stand up for the great police and sheriff’s departments, and do what is right for the American people
The police and their work: I’m a Democrat who worked with police for 28 years. I wish everyone knew them like I did.
I will have to admit that on occasion he does say or tweet things I don’t agree with, but the truth is, everyone else I know does this as well.
President Trump, please Keep America Great.
Sheriff David Beth is Kenosha County’s longest serving sheriff and is responsible for one of Wisconsin’s largest law enforcement agencies.
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