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Law Enforcement Support Peaceful Protest, Condemn Threat of Violence

Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force   Sign-On Letters

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of Election Day, the following is a statement by leaders of the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force:

“In this contentious year and election season, we respect and support people’s right to peaceful protest. We will not stand for violence or intimidation, on the part of anyone. We are committed to protecting everyone in our communities, no matter where they were born or how they choose to vote.

“As Americans vote and some exercise their right to protest, we call for calm and civility in all communities across our nation.”

Additional signers from the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force:

Sheriff Margaret Mims, LEITF Co-Chair
Fresno County, CA

Chief Orlando Rolon, LEITF Co-Chair
Orlando, FL

Chief Art Acevedo, LEITF Co-Chair
Houston, TX

Executive Director Chuck Wexler
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)

Chief Ernest Finley
Montgomery, AL

Lieutenant Andy Norris, retired
Tuscaloosa County, AL

Chief Hayes Minor
Rogers, AR

Chief Ramon Batista, retired
Mesa, AZ

Chief Roy Bermudez
Nogales, AZ

Chief Chris Magnus
Tucson, AZ

Chief Sylvia Moir, retired
Tempe, AZ

Chief Michael Soelberg
Gilbert, AZ

Chief Steve Stahl
Maricopa, AZ

Chief Roberto Villaseñor, retired
Tucson, AZ

Chief James Lopez, retired
Los Angeles County, CA

Chief David Valentin
Santa Ana, CA

Sheriff Donny Youngblood
Kern County, CA

Chief Dwight Henninger
Vail, CO

Chief Peter Newsham
Washington, DC

Sheriff John Mina
Orange County, FL

Chief Roy Minter, Jr.
Savannah, GA

Chief Chris Cole
Storm Lake, IA

Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald
Story County, IA

Chief Wayne Jerman
Cedar Rapids, IA

Director of Public Safety Mark Prosser, retired
Storm Lake, IA

Chief Mike Tupper
Marshalltown, IA

Chief Craig Kingsbury
Twin Falls, ID

Chief Ryan Lee
Boise, ID

Sheriff John Idleburg
Lake County, IL

Chief Michael Diekhoff
Bloomington, IN

Chief Scott Ruszkowski
South Bend, IN

Chief Ron Teachman, retired
South Bend, IN

Commissioner Branville G. Bard
Cambridge, MA

Chief David Fallon
Somerville, MA

Sheriff Peter Koutoujian
Middlesex, MA

Chief Brian Kyes
Chelsea, MA

Chief Marcus Jones
Montgomery County, MD

Chief Tom Manger, retired
Montgomery County, MD

Sheriff Kevin Joyce
Cumberland County, ME

Sheriff Jerry Clayton
Washtenaw County, MI

Chief Ronald Haddad
Dearborn, MI

Chief Todd Axtell
Saint Paul, MN

Chief Chris Blue
Chapel Hill, NC

Chief Jose Lopez, retired
Durham, NC

Sheriff Garry McFadden
Mecklenburg County, NC

Sheriff Eli Rivera
Cheshire County, NH

Chief Jim McCann
Lorain, OH

Commissioner of Public Safety Steven Pare
Providence, RI

Chief William Holbrook
Columbia, SC

Sheriff Leon Lott
Richland County, SC

Chief Fred Fletcher, retired
Chattanooga, TN

Chief Frank Dixon
Denton, TX

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez
Harris County, TX

Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra
Hidalgo County, TX

Chief Andy Harvey
Pharr, TX

Sheriff Sally Hernandez
Travis County, TX

Chief Mike Markle
Corpus Christi, TX

Chief Claudio Treviño, Jr.
Laredo, TX

Sheriff Lupe Valdez, retired
Dallas County, TX

Chief Mike Brown
Salt Lake City, UT

Chief Maggie DeBoard
Herndon, VA

Sheriff Dana Lawhorne
Alexandria, VA

Interim Chief Adrian Diaz
Seattle, WA

Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht
King County, WA

Chief Steve Mylett
Bellevue, WA

Sheriff David Mahoney
Dane County, WI

Chief Dean Smith
Oshkosh, WI

Chief Andrew Smith
Green Bay, WI

Acting Chief Victor Wahl
Madison, WI

*Signatures updated as of November 2, 2020, 1 pm ET*

To download a PDF version of this statement, click here.


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