TULSA, OK – Highly-decorated Tulsa Police Officer, Sergeant Luke Sherman, is proud to announce another major endorsement in his campaign for Tulsa County Sheriff. Law Officer, a national trade magazine for law enforcement officers, is backing Sherman for Sheriff.
“Our experience has shown us that Luke Sherman has risen up to challenges like no one else we have seen across the country,” says Travis Yates, Tulsa-based publisher of Law Officer. “Law Officer Magazine has been involved in changing the culture of law enforcement to a more professional and trained profession for the last decade. To do that we need leaders who can move law enforcement to a positive direction both locally and nationally. Luke Sherman is that leader.”
Sherman and Yates have worked together for more than 20 years so Sherman considers this endorsement a high honor from a respected colleague.
“I have tremendous admiration for Travis Yates and his outstanding publication,” Sherman says. “Law Officer is a go-to resource for LEO’s across the country and Travis has the respect of officers everywhere. I’m humbled to know he considers me the best man to lead the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.”
Law Officer magazine has a circulation of 53,000 readers, 100,000 website subscribers, and more than 440,000 fans of its Facebook page.
“Our experience has shown us that Luke Sherman has risen up to this challenge and would be a phenomenal fit for the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office,” Yates says. “His ability to bring substantial levels of training to Tulsa County and the surrounding agencies is a win-win for the Sheriff’s Office and Tulsa County.”
Sherman is a lifelong Republican and a 23-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department.
A special primary election is scheduled for March 1, 2016 with the special general election on April 5.
The candidates are running to replace longtime Sheriff Stanley Glanz who submitted his resignation effective Nov. 1, 2015, prompting the special election to fill the remainder of his term through Dec. 31, 2016.
Glanz resigned following a grand jury investigation in the wake of a deadly shooting involving Reserve Deputy Robert Bates. That grand jury investigation led to three misdemeanor indictments against the former sheriff.
You can find more information about the candidates on FortySix News Tulsa County Sheriff’s Special Election Page.