In my opinion, this man is a cop’s cop and a superb leader.

Sheriff Clarke Named Law Enforcement Leader of the Year

By Brian Lonergan | April 1, 2016 | 5:27 PM EDT

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David A Clarke, Jr., was recently honored by a national law enforcement organization as the recipient of its Law Enforcement Leader of the Year award.

Clarke was in New York City on March 29 to accept the award from the Federal Law Enforcement Officer Association Foundation (FLEOA).

A frequent guest on cable news programs, Sheriff Clarke has become a national public figure for his defense of police officers and commentary on cultural and racial problems in the country.

“I have been on a mission to defend American law enforcement officers nationwide against the slander and unfair maligning of their character, integrity, service and sacrifice,” Clarke said in a statement. “Attacks from cop-hating and anti-police groups have done great damage to this proud profession. This is causing law enforcement officers to be less assertive in defending the rule of law and maintaining order in poor, minority communities who depend on police the most.”

The FLEOA is the largest non-partisan professional association that represents federal and task force officers nationwide. Its Foundation offers financial assistance to its members and their families in need, including awarding scholarships to federal law enforcement officers and their families.

David A. Clarke Jr., a Democrat, was elected to a 4-year term as the sheriff of Milwaukee County in 2002, and was re-elected in 2006, 2010 and 2014. In those elections he won, respectively, with 74%, 78%, 74%, and 79% of the vote.
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