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Gov. Beshear Earns Support from Dozens of Kentucky Law Enforcement Officials

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Gov. Beshear Earns Support from Dozens of Kentucky Law Enforcement Officials

Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt: “Governor Beshear’s work to pass pay raises, deliver more resources, and provide funding for training facilities throughout the Commonwealth are all evidence of his unwavering commitment to our law enforcement officers.”

Yesterday, Governor Andy Beshear held a press conference alongside members of Kentucky’s law enforcement community to announce their endorsement of his campaign for reelection. The bipartisan coalition, Law Enforcement for Beshear, includes dozens of law enforcement officials from across the Commonwealth, and represents the growing support and momentum behind Governor Beshear’s reelection campaign.

Last month, a coalition of coal workers, including the United Mine Workers of America and several leaders from Kentucky’s coal industry, came together to announce their support of Governor Beshear’s campaign for reelection, noting that he “understands that the coal industry creates good jobs for the people of eastern and western Kentucky,” and that under his leadership, Kentucky’s economy is the “strongest” it’s ever been.

Learn more about Governor Beshear earning support from members of Kentucky’s law enforcement community below: 


  • Associated Press: Democratic governor in Kentucky pushes back against GOP opponent’s criticism on crime issues“Flanked by a bevy of current and retired law enforcement officers backing his reelection campaign, Beshear laid out his record on criminal justice issues. As governor, he said, he pushed for large pay raises for state troopers as well as increased training for police officers. As attorney general, he prosecuted child sex offenders, cleared a rape kit backlog and combated senior scams, he said.”
  • WKYT: Gov. Beshear receives endorsement from law enforcement group“Officers from the western edge to the eastern part of the state have given their full support for a second term for Governor Beshear. During his press conference from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the Governor touted that during his time in office, he has worked with the legislature to get $15,000 pay raises for Kentucky State Police and secured millions in funding for new training facilities and equipment.”