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NRA-PVF and Unified Sportsman of Florida Endorses Sheriff Rick Staly for Re-election

PRESS RELEASE – August 24, 2020

BUNNELL, FL:  The Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign announces the National Rifle Association-PVF and the Unified Sportsmen of Florida have endorsed Rick Staly for re-election as Flagler County Sheriff.

“We sincerely appreciate your strong support of the Second Amendment, self-defense, and anti-crime issues,” said Marion P. Hammer, NRA Past President and Executive Director of the Unified Sportsmen of Florida. “Further, we are pleased to inform you that your responses to our 2020 Questionnaire combined with your pro-Second Amendment position has earned you the following ratings by our organizations: National Rifle Association ‘A’, Unified Sportsmen of Florida ‘Pro-Gun’.”

“I am honored to once again receive the ‘A’ rating and be endorsed by the NRA-PVF and the Unified Sportsmen of Florida,” said Sheriff Rick Staly.  “As Sheriff I will always support and protect the Second Amendment and your right to self-defense. I will always stand against criminals and with our law abiding citizens.”

Sheriff Staly was previously endorsed by Constitutional Sheriff’s and Peace Officers Association, local Mayors, past and current Flagler County Commission Chairmen Sullivan and O’Brien, police chiefs, Volusia Sheriff Chitwood, St. Johns Sheriff Shoar, Putnam Sheriff Gator DeLoach, Brevard Sheriff Ivey, retired Flagler Sheriff Fleming, local State Representative Renner and State Senator Hutson, State Attorney Larizza, the local and state Fraternal Order of Police lodges, Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, who represent the men and women of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Police Benevolent Association, Clerk of Court Tom Bexley and the Florida Police Chiefs Association. Sheriff Staly has also been endorsed by the Palm Coast Professional Firefighters Association and the Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association.

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Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association Endorses Sheriff Rick Staly for Re-election

BUNNELL, FL:  The Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign and the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association are proud to announce that Sheriff Rick Staly has been endorsed by CSPOA for re-election.

The people of Flagler County should be confident, and rest assured, that Sheriff Staly is not only a Law Enforcement professional, who enforces the law with fairness, but is also dedicated to protecting the Liberty of each and every citizen within Flagler County,” said retired Sheriff Richard Mack and CSPOA President.  “I have worked with Sheriffs all across American and I can honestly say that Sheriff Staly is one of the best in the entire country.”

“I am honored to once again be endorsed by Sheriff Mack and the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, ” said Sheriff Rick Staly.  “The CSPOA will only endorse candidates that have a proven commitment to protecting our constitutional rights, which I took an oath to do when I became Sheriff.”

Sheriff Staly was previously endorsed by local Mayors, past and current Flagler County Commission Chairmen Sullivan and O’Brien, police chiefs, Volusia Sheriff Chitwood, St. Johns Sheriff Shoar, Brevard Sheriff Ivey, retired Flagler Sheriff Fleming, local state Representative Renner and state Senator Hutson, State Attorney Larizza, the local and state Fraternal Order of Police lodges, Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, who represent the men and women of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Police Benevolent Association, Clerk of Court Tom Bexley and the Florida Police Chiefs Association. Sheriff Staly has also been endorsed by the Palm Coast Professional Firefighters Association and the Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association.

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Putnam County Sheriff H.D. “Gator” DeLoach Says Keep Rick Staly Flagler County Sheriff

All Nearby Sheriff’s have Endorsed Sheriff Rick Staly for Re-election

PRESS RELEASE  July 24, 2020

BUNNELL, FL: The Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign announces another endorsement. Putnam County Sheriff H. D. “Gator” DeLoach has endorsed keeping Rick Staly Flagler County Sheriff.

“Rick Staly is the Sheriff Flagler County needs.  He has restored the rule of law and brought fairness and balance to the residents of Flagler. Sheriff Staly has earned a second term for his tremendous efforts in lowering crime, serving Flagler County with dignity and respect and for excellence in developing and maintaining a team of exemplary law enforcement professionals.”

“I appreciate Sheriff DeLoach’s endorsement and recognition of the efforts we have made to professionalize the Sheriff’s Office and lower crime for our community,” said Sheriff Rick Staly.  “With this endorsement all nearby Sheriff’s that we work with daily have now endorsed me for re-election.”

Sheriff Staly was previously endorsed by local Mayors, past and current Flagler County Commission Chairmen Sullivan and O’Brien, police chiefs, Volusia Sheriff Chitwood, St. Johns Sheriff Shoar, Brevard Sheriff Ivey, retired Flagler Sheriff Fleming, local state Representative Renner and state Senator Hutson, State Attorney Larizza, the local and state Fraternal Order of Police lodges, Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, who represent the men and women of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Police Benevolent Association, Clerk of Court Tom Bexley and the Florida Police Chiefs Association. Sheriff Staly has also been endorsed by the Palm Coast Professional Firefighters Association and the Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association.

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Retired Flagler County Sheriff Don Fleming Says Keep Rick Staly Flagler County Sheriff

PRESS RELEASE  June 29, 2020

BUNNELL, FL: The Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign announces another endorsement. Retired Flagler County Sheriff Don Fleming has endorsed keeping Rick Staly Flagler County Sheriff.

“I feel Sheriff Staly has earned a second term due to his proactive approach to law enforcement, reducing crime, educating the public and creating a positive environment for the men and women within the agency,” said retired Sheriff Fleming.

“I appreciate Sheriff Fleming’s endorsement of my vision and leadership of the Sheriff’s Office since I took office in 2017,” said Sheriff Rick Staly.  “No one knows the responsibilities, pressures and demands of the Office of Sheriff unless you have sat in the chair so I am humbled by his endorsement. Since I have been Sheriff crime has been reduced by more than 36% and the Sheriff’s Office has became a 4-diamond accredited law enforcement agency. We have also been recognized as one of the ten best places to work in Volusia/Flagler County.”

Sheriff Staly was previously endorsed by local Mayors, past and current Flagler County Commission Chairmen, police chiefs, nearby Sheriffs, local state Representative Renner and state Senator Hutson, State Attorney Larizza, the local and state Fraternal Order of Police lodges, Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, who represent the men and women of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Police Benevolent Association, Clerk of Court Tom Bexley and the Florida Police Chiefs Association. Sheriff Staly has also been endorsed by the Palm Coast Professional Firefighters Association and the Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association.

Retired Sheriff Fleming served as Flagler County Sheriff from 2005 thru 2012.

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Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign Announces Another Key Endorsement

Palm Coast Professional Firefighters Association, Local 4807,  Endorses Sheriff Staly for Re-election

PRESS RELEASE  March 8, 2020

BUNNELL, FL:  The Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign announces another key endorsement. The Palm Coast Professional Firefighters Association, local 4807, representing Palm Coast Firefighters has endorsed Rick Staly for Flagler County Sheriff.

“We support our brothers and sisters with the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association in their efforts to re-elect you as Sheriff,” said Patrick J. Juliano, President of the Palm Coast Professional Firefighters Local 4808. “We…ask our members, their friends, families, neighbors and co-workers to support your candidacy because of your commitment to the men and women of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.”

“I am very honored to be endorsed by the men and women that serve our community as firefighters. As first responders they know my leadership and commitment the best,” said Sheriff Staly.

Sheriff Staly was previously endorsed by Flagler County Mayors, past and current Flagler County Chairmen, police chiefs, nearby Sheriffs, local state representative and senator, state attorney, the local and state Fraternal Order of Police lodges and Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, who represent the men and women of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

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The Florida Police Chiefs Association Endorses Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly for Re-election

Florida Police Chiefs Association – Press Release

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Contact: Amy Mercer, (850) 219-3631, amercer@fpca.com

TALLAHASSEE, FL: The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) today endorsed Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly for re-election.

Sheriff Staly is an extraordinary public servant,” said the FPCA Executive Director Amy Mercer. “From his early service in municipal policing with the Oviedo and Altamonte Springs police departments, to his 23 years with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and now as Sheriff of Flagler County, Sheriff Staly is a proven champion for law enforcement and public safety.”

As Flagler County Sheriff, Sheriff Staly has been active in creating partnerships and providing support to Flagler County’s local police departments and active with the Florida Sheriff’s Association, Florida Deputy Sheriff’s Association and the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, serving on various committees and Boards. Sheriff Staly has led the Flagler County Sheriff’s office to record breaking reduction levels in crimes while modernizing the Agency’s technology and crime fighting ability. Since Sheriff Staly was elected Sheriff, crime has been reduced 37%, the lowest crime rate since 2005, and traffic fatalities were reduced 67%.

Said Mercer, “Sheriff Staly is a proven professional leader delivering consistently positive results for Flagler County. He has demonstrated the knowledge, experience, and relationships necessary to address complex public safety issues. Sheriff Staly is a life member of the Florida Police Chiefs Association and we are proud to support him for re-election. We look forward to Sheriff Staly’s continued leadership on behalf of the people of Flagler County and the State of Florida.”

“I am very honored to be endorsed by the Florida Police Chief’s Association,” said Sheriff Staly.

About the Florida Police Chiefs Association:
The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) is the third largest state police chief’s association in the United States. It is composed of more than 1000 of the state’s top law enforcement executives. FPCA serves municipal police departments, airport police, college and university police, school board/district police, tribal police, railroad or port authority police, private business and security firms. The FPCA has members representing every region of the state. Through conferences, seminars, and special training courses, the FPCA ensures the highest degree of preparedness and responsiveness among the state’s many agencies and officers. The Association provides a forum for sharing information on the latest crime-fighting strategies, tools and techniques. By enhancing communications between agencies at all levels, the Association fosters the highest degree of police professionalism and competence. You can learn more about the FPCA at www.fpca.com

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Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign Announces Another Key Endorsement

Florida Police Benevolent Association Endorses Sheriff Staly for Re-election

PRESS RELEASE 02/20/2020

BUNNELL, FL: The Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign announces another key endorsement.

The Florida Police Benevolent Association, representing state, local and county law enforcement and correctional officers, has endorsed Rick Staly for Flagler County Sheriff.

“We…ask our members, their friends and families – and all citizens in Flagler County who respect the strong and efficient enforcement of our laws, to cast their ballots in support of Rick Staly,” said Matt Pucket, Executive Director of Florida PBA.

“I am very honored to be endorsed by the men and women that serve our state as first responders that know my leadership and crime fighting the best,” said Sheriff Staly. “Having been shot on duty saving the life of a Deputy Sheriff I know the dangers our first responders face every day as I have walked in their shoes.”

Sheriff Staly was previously endorsed by Flagler County Mayors, past and current Flagler County Chairmen, police chiefs, nearby Sheriffs, local state representative and senator, state attorney, the local and state Fraternal Order of Police lodges and Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, who represent the men and women of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

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Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign Announces Additional Key Endorsements

Fraternal Order of Police Florida State Lodge and Local Officials

PRESS RELEASE 12/02/2019

BUNNELL, FL: The Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign announces two additional key endorsements.
The Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, representing 22,000 Florida law enforcement officers, has
endorsed Rick Staly for Flagler County Sheriff.

“The Fraternal Order Of Police have endorsed Rick Staly and admire his dedication to his community and his
history of being a fair and equitable Sheriff in Flagler County,” said Robert Jenkins, President, Florida Faternal
Order Of Police. “We believe his dedication to serving his community will inspire the citizens of Flagler
County to move forward to a prosperous and safe future.”

Current County Chairman David Sullivan also endorsed keeping Rick Staly Sheriff of Flagler County. “A solid
professional in all aspects,” said Sullivan. “Proves everyday that he is one of the top Sheriff’s in the state leading
our great Sheriff’s Department and its wonderful corps of Deputies.”

Flagler County Clerk of the Court and Comptroller Tom Bexley endorsed Sheriff Staly for re-election stating
“Sheriff Staly and I have worked together on a number of issues. I have always found him to be a man of
integrity and a great steward of public safety. Under his leadership, I have witnessed a renewed commitment to
crime prevention and professionalism throughout his organization.”

“I am very honored to be endorsed by the men and women that serve our state as first responders that know my
leadership the best,” said Sheriff Staly. “It’s an honor to be endorsed by other community leaders too.”

Sheriff Staly was previously endorsed by Flagler County Mayors, past County Chairman, police chiefs, nearby
Sheriffs, local state representative and senator, state attorney, the local Fraternal Order of Police lodges and
Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association.

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Sheriff Staly Endorsed by Mayors, County Chairman, Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, Prosecutor, State Representative, Flagler Clerk of Court and Comptroller and State Senator for Re-election

PRESS RELEASE  11/20/2019

BUNNELL, FL:  Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly continues to receive endorsements by community leaders, police chiefs, sheriffs and prosecutor in his campaign for re-election.

“I am honored to receive these endorsements,” said Sheriff Staly. “Community leaders, mayors, sheriffs, police chiefs, first responders, state and County officials and our prosecutor have spoken. Keep Rick Staly Sheriff.”

“I am pleased to endorse Rick Staly for Sheriff,” said Bunnell Mayor Robinson. “He has done a great job leading his team…” Added County Commission Chairman Donald O’Brien, “Rick is a compassionate, innovative leader who has built a strong team.”

“Rick Staly is the Sheriff every county would like to have…Sheriff Staly has significantly reduced crime in Flagler County since taking office. He has my enthusiastic endorsement to continue the great work he began and he works tirelessly to keep our community safe,” said State Representative Paul Renner.

…Sheriff Staly’s leadership has made Flagler County a better and safer community,” said R.J. Larizza, State Attorney for the 7th Judicial Circuit. Added St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar, “Sheriff Staly  has dedicated himself to the safety of citizens…and is respected by all as a true leader.”

Sheriff Staly has been endorsed by the following community leaders for re-election who all want to “Keep Rick Staly Sheriff.”

  • Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland
  • County Chairman Donald O’Brien
  • Flagler Beach Mayor Linda Provencher
  • Bunnell Mayor Catherine Robinson
  • Beverly Beach Mayor Steve Emmett
  • Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey
  • 7th Circuit State Attorney R.J. Larizza
  • Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood
  • Matt Doughney
  • Tom Foster
  • State Representative Paul Renner
  • State Senator Travis Hutson
  • St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar
  • Flagler Clerk of Court Tom Bexley

Sheriff Staly was previously endorsed by the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, which represents FCSO union employees, Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 165 and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #171.

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Sheriff Staly Announces Firefighters and Additional Law Enforcement Endorsements

Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association IAFF # 4337 and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 165 Endorse Staly for 2020 Election

PRESS RELEASE  November 18, 2019

BUNNELL,FL: The Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign announces two additional key endorsements received by prominent law enforcement and firefighter organizations.

The Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association Local 4337 and part of the International Association of Firefighters has endorsed Sheriff Rick Staly for re-election. The Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association represents all Flagler County Fire/Rescue Division Firefighters and EMTs.

“…[We] proudly endorse Sheriff Rick Staly for the 2020 election,” said Stephen D. Palmer, President of FCPFA. “Sheriff Rick Staly has proven to lead the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office [in] a positive direction over his last term as Sheriff with the best interest of the citizens of Flagler County and the men and women to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office in mind.”

“You have demonstrated that you are committed to the citizens of Flagler County, and to the men and women of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office,” said Dominic Guida, President of FOP Lodge 165. “As Sheriff you have been proactive in your response to community problems, which is evident by the reduction of crime in our community.”

The Fraternal Order of Police, Flagler Fallen Heroes Lodge 165, represents and is comprised of active local Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers.

“I am very honored to be endorsed by the first responders that serve our community daily and know my leadership the best,” said Sheriff Staly.

Sheriff Staly was previously endorsed by the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 171 for his 2020 re-election.

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Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association Endorses Sheriff Rick Staly 

October 30, 2019 – The Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association endorses Rick Staly for Flagler County Sheriff in 2020.

“We will ask our members, their friends, neighbors, co-workers and families to support your candidacy because of your commitment to law enforcement in our communities. On behalf of the thousands of members in our Association, I wish you the best of luck in your upcoming campaign. Please remember te Coastal Florida PBA eagerly stands ready to assist your efforts!” 

– Mike Scudiero, Executive Director

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Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #171 Endorses Sheriff Rick Staly

October 11, 2019

The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #171, has endorsed Rick Staly for Flagler County Sheriff in 2020.

“It is a great pleasure and honor to announce today, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #171, Patrolman Phillip Cardillo Memorial Lodge has voted and its membership of retired and former Law Enforcement Officers, Correction Officers and Public Safety Officials enthusiastically endorses you for Sheriff of Flagler County.” 

– Ron Conklin, President

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