McCormick Campaign Announces Law Enforcement Leadership Council

Dr. Rich McCormick stands shoulder to shoulder with the brave men and women keeping our communities safe, and law enforcement officers across Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District are standing with Dr. Rich McCormick for Congress. Today, the McCormick campaign unveiled its Law Enforcement Leadership Council – a coalition of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs from across Gwinnett and Forsyth Counties that will advise Dr. McCormick.

“Black Lives Matter, but when we say Black Lives Matter, it must mean All Black Lives Matter,” said McCormick. “Defunding the police is a dangerous ideology that is responsible for the murder of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner and a dramatic increase in violent crime in our region, added McCormick.”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that since the radical activists supporting Carolyn Bourdeaux began to defund the police movement, violent crime has more than doubled in the City of Atlanta. From May 31 to June 20, 75 people were shot in the city, up from 35 during the same period last year. Sadly, Professor Bourdeaux has failed to disavow herself of anti-police radicals, even doubling down by marching with protestors calling police racist.

McCormick’s Law Enforcement Leadership Council is chaired by Forsyth County Sheriff, Ron Freeman. Also participating in the council are the Chief Deputies of the Gwinnett and Forsyth County Sheriff Offices, the Police Chiefs of Loganville, Snellville and Cumming, and nearly a dozen other current and former senior law enforcement officers.

Sheriff Ron Freeman says, “When others run away, we must run towards danger. We need politicians that understand the difficult job of law enforcement and who stand with honorable officers to keep our families safe. As a decorated veteran invested in our community, Dr. McCormick will always have our back. And that is why we have his.”

McCormick Law Enforcement Leadership Council

  • Sheriff Ron Freeman – Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chief Deputy Grady Sanford – Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chief Deputy Lou Solis – Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chief Mike McHugh – City of Loganville Police
  • Chief Roy Whitehead – City of Snellville Police
  • Chief David Marsh – City of Cumming Police
  • Major Tom Patton – Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
  • Major Deeann Cash – Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
  • Major Joe Perkins – Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
  • Investigator Steven Weed (ret.) – Gwinnett County Solicitor’s Office
  • Field Training Officer Matt DeReimer (ret.) – City of Snellville Police
  • Lieutenant Bill Stevens (ret.) – City of Duluth Police
  • Special Agent Derek Somerville (ret.) – Federal Bureau of Investigation