Ohio Fraternal Order of Police endorses Sherrod Brown for re-election

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Ohio Fraternal Order of Police endorses Sherrod Brown for re-election

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Fraternal Order of the Police, Ohio’s largest police organization, today endorsed Sherrod Brown for re-election to the U.S. Senate by an overwhelming vote.

“Senator Sherrod Brown is a friend of Ohio police officers and all Ohio workers, and we are proud to support his re-election this year,” said Ohio FOP President Gary Wolske. “Sherrod has always stood with Ohio law enforcement — from protecting our rights to bargain and supporting funding for local departments, to working with us to help stem the tide of addiction and keep officers safe as they do their jobs. We know we can trust him to continue to have our back in the Senate.”

“Ohio police put their lives on the line each day to keep Ohio communities safe and combat the opioid epidemic. And Ohio law enforcement deserve our support and access to the resources they need,” said Senator Sherrod Brown. “I’m grateful to Ohio’s Fraternal Order of Police for their endorsement this year. I look forward to continuing our work together to keep Ohioans safe, to keep officers safe on the job, and to protect the collective bargaining rights of Ohio workers.”

Sherrod has worked with the Ohio FOP on a number of legislative efforts to support local law enforcement in their efforts to combat the scourge of addiction in Ohio, including the INTERDICT Act, which the FOP supported and President Trump signed into law earlier this year. Sherrod continues to work with FOP on his bipartisan POWER Act, which would give local law enforcement fentanyl detection equipment to keep drugs out of communities and prevent accidental exposure for first responders.

Sherrod has worked to expand healthcare and mental health resources for officers and their families, and worked to make sure families of officers killed in the line of duty can access benefits and support, including Pell Grants for children of fallen officers.