Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Coleman to Run for Sheriff as a Democrat

Roy Coleman, 60, announced he is running as a Democrat for Sequoyah County Sheriff.

Coleman, who has extensive experience and training in law enforcement, said he has received numerous comments about drugs and break-in problems in the county which prompted his intention to seek the office.

Coleman has 28 years in law enforcement, all in Sequoyah County. “This experience includes eight years as undersheriff to Sheriff Johnny Philpot and police chief at Roland,” Coleman said.

He continued, “I will aggressively work on the drug and break-in problems in the county, and I will be fair, honest, and work with integrity.”

Coleman said he began his law enforcement career in the Civil Defense program, then became a reserve deputy then a part-time Muldrow officer. In 1985 he became a deputy for Sheriff Sam Lockhart, and he received his CLEET certification in 1987. He continued training through the years and has numerous certificates in auto thefts, drug investigations, homicides, etc.

Coleman continued his career as Roland police chief for two and a half years after Sam Lockhart retired, then worked as a Muldrow police officer. Coleman left there to handle security for Cherokee Nation Security at the tribe’s bingo establishments and convenience stores until 1997. He then went back to work as a deputy for Sheriff Johnny Philpot and worked as a deputy before taking his current job as road foremen for District 3.

Coleman said that, if elected, he will have an open door policy, and will help everyone he can, and, if he can’t, he will point them in the right direction.

Coleman concluded, “It would be an honor to serve as sheriff if given the chance. I would appreciate your support and vote.”

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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