TULSA, OK – Former Tulsa Deputy Police Chief, Bill Wells, is giving his highly-coveted endorsement to Luke Sherman for Tulsa County Sheriff. Wells served 32 years with the Tulsa Police Department working directly with Luke Sherman as well as several other candidates for Sheriff.
“I believe confident, ethical and strong leadership is crucial to re-instilling the public’s trust and confidence with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office,” says Wells. “Luke will restore the public’s trust and confidence while enhancing the safety for all the citizens of Tulsa County. Luke always exhibited the ability to provide relevant, forward thinking during the course of his duties with an uncompromising desire to get the job done right.”
Chief Wells, after examining every choice in the Sheriff’s race, decided to endorse Luke Sherman based on his character, expertise and vision.
“Luke has an excellent understanding of balancing the needs of the men and women of law enforcement while demonstrating an understanding of the needs of the community,” Wells says. “He is the only candidate who has the unique ability to bring operational expertise, advanced training in decision making, administrative experience, networking ability, and honor. Luke Sherman is the right man for the job.”
Chief Wells joins a large group of local, state and national law enforcement leaders who have announced their support for Sherman for Sheriff.
“I consider this a very valuable endorsement for Tulsa County Sheriff,” says Sherman. “Chief Wells was my supervisor for more than 15 years, he worked with many of the candidates in this race, and I’m humbled he chose to give his support. He was integral in establishing the high standards of professionalism within the Tulsa Police Department. I want to bring those values of respect and honor, which I learned from Chief Wells’ leadership, to the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.”
Luke Sherman is a lifelong Republican and 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.