TULSA, OK – Highly-decorated Tulsa Police Officer, Sergeant Luke Sherman, is proud to announce another major endorsement in his campaign for Tulsa County Sheriff. Major Ed Pulido (US Army, Ret), veterans advocate and Senior VP of Folds of Honor, is backing Sherman for Sheriff.
“Luke Sherman is a man of God, Country, Family and Community,” says Ed Pulido. “He lives by those principles and cares about the safety of every citizen. Luke is a leader who leaves no man behind on the battlefield and that’s what Tulsa County needs in a Sheriff.”
Ed Pulido is 20-year Army Combat Veteran, serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and now works as a motivational speaker and advocate for veterans’ rights. Sherman and Pulido have worked together through Folds of Honor and The Patriot Cup, a fundraiser for combats vets and their families.
“Luke Sherman cares about veterans and military families,” Pulido says. “I have had the privilege of working with Luke, I can attest to his strong administrative skills, and to his ability to motivate and organize others. Luke is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and serves his community well. I’m urging all voters in Tulsa County to support Luke Sherman as a man of honor and integrity.”
Luke Sherman says he is humbled to get the endorsement of a man who has dedicated his life to helping veterans.
“People who put their lives on the line to serve others are heroes in my book,” says Luke Sherman. “Law enforcement officers and our military service members both understand the meaning of bravery and sacrifice. Ed Pulido is a man who personifies both of these traits so I consider his endorsement a true honor.”
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.