Firefighters endorse Isaacs

Published 6:55 pm Saturday, October 19, 2013

To the editor:

The Suffolk Professional Firefighters Union Local 2801 has given its endorsement to Raleigh Isaacs for his re-election bid for sheriff of the city of Suffolk.

As a fire department, we have had numerous opportunities to work with Sheriff Isaacs in a professional capacity.

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Sheriff Isaacs has continued to support the annual Fire & Life Safety Camps through the Child ID Program provided by his deputies. Additionally he has supported our safety programs for seniors throughout the communities of Suffolk, as well as the assistance provided during the court appearances of our fire marshals.

In these times, he has displayed a working knowledge of effective communication, leadership and professionalism. Through our association with Sheriff Isaacs, we have been able to develop a positive working relationship with the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office and its employees.

Sheriff Isaacs’ commitment to communities throughout Suffolk is evident. He continues to serve on several boards and institutions, including the Virginia Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors, Virginia Sheriff’s Association Legislative Board, Western Tidewater Regional Jail Board, Suffolk Ruritan Club, Suffolk Moose Lodge and the Sickle Cell Society, just to name a few.

With more than 50 years of law enforcement experience, Sheriff Isaacs has been a leader for the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office for 19 years. His professionalism, integrity and leadership qualities are displayed on a daily basis.

We stand united with the deputies of the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office, the members of the Suffolk Police Officers Association and many others in supporting Raleigh Isaacs for Sheriff.

His knowledge of law enforcement, state statutes and more importantly his ability to deal with people on a personal level are highly valued and appreciated.

It is clear his breadth and depth of knowledge about the Sheriff’s Office and the duties of the sheriff are second to none.

Please join the Suffolk Professional Firefighters Union in the re-election of Sheriff Raleigh H. Isaacs Sr. to the office of sheriff of Suffolk on Nov. 5.

Travis Peirce


IAFF, Local 2801