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Senator Sherrod Brown released the following statement today after the National Troopers Coalition announced their endorsement of his bid for re-election:
“I am humbled to have the support of Ohio’s State Troopers in this campaign. These men and women put their lives on the line every day because they are dedicated to serving their communities, and I am committed to ensuring we honor their brave public service.
“That’s why I fought alongside Ohio’s middle class to defeat Senate Bill 5, the brutal attack on State Troopers, and other public workers. It’s why I will continue fighting in Washington for laws like the National Blue Alert Act, which would offer protection and justice to our men and women injured or killed in the line of duty.
“Our State Troopers do so much for our communities every day. I will continue fighting to protect the jobs and safety of these brave men and women. It is my honor and privilege to serve them in the U.S. Senate.”
The National Troopers Coalition has issued the following on their website:
The National Troopers Coalition (NTC), consisting of 42 member associations in 38 states representing more than 45,000 State Troopers and Highway Patrol Officers nationwide, is proud to announce the following endorsements.
The NTC, which assists member state police associations in achieving the best possible equipment, benefits and working conditions, believes these candidates will work to further its mission.
These candidates understand the important roles that State Troopers and Highway Patrol Officers across the country play in homeland security, and the NTC is confident these candidates will remain committed to public safety through various efforts.
In these difficult economic times, these candidates have pledged fiscal responsibility with the needs of public safety and the public in mind. These candidates understand that State Troopers and Highway Patrol Officers are also parents and taxpayers, and will focus on educational needs and keeping taxes in check.
Last month, The Ohio Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) endorsed Sen. Brown’s re-election.