Folks want to know who our candidate for the next sheriff of Morgan County is? That is a simple question for the whistleblowers. We have talked to a lot of citizens from Morgan County. We believe that both Scott Owens and Rob Puckett are good men and have the best interest of our county at heart. Both are hard working dedicated men as is Mr. Clariday. They are running clean campaigns and have not made promises that they can't keep. Should one of these folks be voted into office we are in good hands. I have been asked by a lot of folks who my candidate for sheriff is. We are getting down to the line and we believe that each citizen should read and research each candidate to ensure that they are making the right choice. Call these men up or send them a message and get involved.
Our choice for Sheriff in 2014 was Darrell Childres. We've worked long an hard with the candidates who ran in the 2014 sheriffs office race. We found Darrell Childers to be an honest hard working member of the Morgan County Sheriff's Office dedicated the mission. In our opinion, Darrell saw first hand the corruption that was building and festering within the sheriff's office. He resigned from his position to take a stand for the hard-working men and women that are dedicated to holding the sheriff's office together.
Darrell took a stand that his desire was to help clean up the sheriff's office. Sheriff Franklin had the election wrapped up once again and nobody stood a chance against her. Folks, I can attest in this blog that nobody, and I mean nobody, tampered with the voting machines during the 2014 election. I heard that repeated over and over again. We were asked folks that contacted us from the Sheriff's Office if they were aware of any misconduct. The answer to the question was the same each time we asked. If tampering had been an issue we would have known. One thing is obvious at the MCSO and that is there are no secrets.
The employees want the corruption out of their office. All of it. Darrell knows exactly what he will be facing as the next Sheriff of Morgan County. Darrell has refused to make promises to employees that he may not be able to keep. He refuses to promise those within the sheriff's office promotions and raises. Sheriff Ana Franklin promised her friends and campaign supporters the moon. She followed through on those commitments and look where we are now. During Franklin's reign as sheriff, the sheriff's office had an abundance of resources at their fingertips. The had the posse funds, inmate food funds, and other pots of money that flowed abundantly. Many of those funds went to activities other than the sheriff's office. Those funds have been depleted.
The next sheriff should have a well-rounded concept of the sheriff's office operation. They should be willing to work with county officials in a manner we have a cohesive operation that can agree on budget that; can budget for resources, raises, promotions within the restraints within their approved slots. We need a sheriff that does not rely on others to be heavy handed. To use henchmen to attack the good men running for sheriff through intimidation and dirty anonymous comments.
If there is one thing we can assure you of it's Darrell Childers ability to tell it like it is. We need a sheriff who will bring back honor to the sheriff's office. A man who will re-establish a method or a means for listening to the citizens, loved ones whose family member is in jail, or just the old geezer who wants to come in and sit down for a chat with the sheriff. Someone who is never too busy to listen to us.
Again, it is not our desire to take away from any of the good men running for sheriff. This is just the whistleblower's opinion.
Good luck to all of the candidates. I wish Ron Puckett, Scott Owens, Mr. Clariday, and Darrell Childers the best.
It is our hope that those who comment on the blog use their own names and not hide behind anonymous when bashing a candidate.
May God Bless.