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Fort Walton Beach Playground Daily News Newspaper Archives Sep 26 1976, Page 3

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Fort Walton Beach Playground Daily News (Newspaper) - September 26, 1976, Fort Walton Beach, Florida Okaloosa motors want a new sheriff 71 % of Okaloosa county voted against the present administration Why because you the citizen in Okaloosa county have called the sheriff s office for help and never saw a Deputy. Complaints have been made but no report was made out. No manpower has been assigned to your neighbourhood. No youth Aid programs Are being used. Investigations Are not being properly conducted. No one in your sheriff s department seems to care about your problems in your time of need. That s Why 71 percent of you voted against the present administration. Elect Frank Mills your next sheriff integrity is the issued we have a political sell out Between Wilson and Johnson for the Sake of personal political achievement in 1974, two years ago Wilson fired Johnson Quot for the Good of the during court testimony Wilson further stated Quot deep in my heart i know i m right Quot about firing Johnson. For the past two years local news Media have carried the running Battle Between these two men. Silence with a sinister cloak and Daggar atmosphere has been the unwavering policy of both parties. Before the first election september 7th, Johnson walked the streets of Okaloosa county crying out factual shortcomings of the Wilson administration. In two two Page advertisements of a locally published newspaper Johnson revealed the trend of criminal activities that have taken place in Okaloosa county during the past few years and revealed the disgraceful record of unsolved murders rapes burglaries rot it Benes and other unsolved criminal cases pending in our county. In a speech delivered by Johnson on the courthouse Steps in Crestview september 2,1976, Johnson responded to a statement that he was the Only Deputy Ever fired by Wilson by saying that he Johnson was the Only Deputy Ever to Quot pose a threat to the Wilson Johnson is now saying that he and Wilson met for about three hours at a local restaurant and Quot settled our differences Quot Johnson further states his decision to Back Wilson does not affect his civil suit against Okaloosa county which he plans to pursue. This meeting took place Friday september 10th. What or. Johnson apparently failed to Tell or. Wilson on Friday september 10th was that or. Johnson had called Frank Mills thursday night september 9th and tried to bargain his support for the Promise of employment to Johnson. Frank Mills reminded or. Johnson that to offer Reward or monetary Exchange for the purpose of securing political votes was illegal. Frank Mills also reminded or. Johnson that to re employ him while his civil suit against Okaloosa county was pending would in effect endorse or. Johnson s suit and could easily end up in the pockets of or. Johnson and his attorney. Frank Mills would not make a political Dea i or become a party to the set lout of the Confidence of the citizens of Okaloosa county. Or. Wilson has purchased advertisement in local newspapers stating in bold print that Quot Joe Johnson supports Ray Wilson too percent Quot or. Wilson has purchased advertisement stating that City Hall fort Walton Beach is trying to gain control of county wide Law enforcement. This irresponsible desperate charge was conjured up by his band of old time politicians that have always advocated North Okaloosa against South Okaloosa county. It is their intention to further Divide this county by attempting to turn town against town in South Okaloosa county. Frank Mills says this Quot Okaloosa county must not and shall not be divided by old time politicians for the Sake of keeping the present politician in ladies and gentlemen i love Okaloosa county. This county is our Home. Of we want to see Okaloosa county grow stronger we must grow United not divided. 71 percent of the people voted against the present administration september 7th j ask every voter both the Northern and Southern sections to rally again to come Forward september 28th and vote of you want a change you must vote. Don t endorse this shameful political sell out against you the people of Okaloosa county. I ask each of you to unite stand together and elect Frank Mills As your sheriff september 28th. Frank Mills is the right Manou Alif cations experience Mills will gel the Job done As your next sheriff i will establish patrols in your neighbourhood. I will Cut waste in the sheriff s office make much better use of patrol cars to keep them on the Road. I will build morale by applying proven police techniques and up grading the efficiency of the department cutting out All nepotism and making equitable manpower assignments. I will Stop wasteful equipment purchases that add nothing or Little to the effectiveness of Law enforcement. I will increase efficiency by establishing a Chain of command throughout the department. I will see to it that the sheriff s department has Well trained ranking officers that can and will make their own decisions and a sheriff who will Back efficient officers in doing the right Job. I will begin an immediate training program utilizing established Federal and state schools As Well As intensive local training to improve the efficiency of every Deputy without increasing Cost to us the taxpayer. I will put in sound offence and investigative reporting procedures that will assist not Only the deputies in handling criminal complaints or violent crimes but will do the same for Law enforcement agencies throughout the county of every officer inthe county is aware of crimes that have been committed arrest rates will surely Rise. I Promise to make reports on All criminal acts not hide them or fail to make them so that it makes my record look Good. These reports not excluded by Law will not Only be open to All Law enforcement agencies but to you the general Public and the news Media to constantly appraise the Job we will be doing. I will concentrate All my budget to Law enforcement and not to the enhancement of my own image. I will spend my budget for Legal training for my personnel to do a better Job in complying with and enforcing the Law not on lawsuits to fight Laws i personally Deam unconstitutional. But most important i will organize the sheriff s office so that it will be an asset to All Law enforcement agencies in the county and will there by give All Okaloosa county residents stronger Law enforcement. I will then join with the Heads of every police Agency in the county As i believe that we can put together a Strong attack against crime that will be very effective in reducing its Rise. This i know and can prove to you i will organize and run a better sheriff s department than you have will help organize and will put together a far better team than you have All police agencies in the county. A. Law enforcement 15% years. B. Special training homicide investigator riot control bombs and explosive devices identification of illegal firearms alcoholic rehabilitation investigation of drug abuse detection and investigation of arson firearms Bachelor of arts degree major Public safety minor business administration riot control trained by pars Onnal . Marina porn Honnol. Highway patrol riot training pars Onnal. Homicide investigator trained by state a Federal instructors at Florida Highway patrol Academy. Identification of illegal firearms trained by-. Secret service. Bombs i explosive devices trained by . Secret service a . Alcoholic rehabilitation trained by Florid department of health Bureau of alcohol rehabilitation. Investigation of drug abuse trained by .department of Justice drug enforcement Agency and state of Florida sponsored agencies. Detection a investigation of arson trained by Florida state marshalls office a Florida Highway patrol. Firearms marksmanship trained by . Border patrol . Army a Florida Highway member of is presbyterian Church american legion 32 degree scottish rite Mason Shriner ambassador cited for outstanding Law enforcement served with state attorney office All Okaloosa county supports Frank Mills the incumbent has criticized me because i have received some support from citizens working in municipal government. He says that i will be run by fort Walton Beach City Hall. This is of course completely false and he knows it. Yes i have received Strong support from individual municipal county and state employees Many in the police departments throughout the county. I have worked with these people for years in Law enforcement and they know that i am a Man of integrity and will get the Job done. Find a police officer who s Job is not on the line and that you respect and ask him about Frank Mills. I am openly proud of this kind of support and proud that Many state and county and municipal personnel Are supporting me for this Job. I am concerned about the citizens of fort Walton Beach but i am just As concerned about Crestview Destin Baker Okaloosa Island and All the other areas in Okaloosa county. Many areas of Okaloosa county Are not receiving Law enforcement not even minimal patrol and Protection and these areas Are of great concern to me. Police agencies in the county know that if they have a sheriff that will go to work with them rather than in conflict with them for effective Law enforcement All Okaloosa county citizens will be better off no matter where they live. I want to be your sheriff. I want to be the sheriff for the entire county not just for the Southern or Northern sections. We must be United if we want a Strong progressive county. I ask each of you to join together september 28th and elect Frank Mills As your sheriff. Unite your Voles for bolter Law enforcement elect Frankie l. Mills sheriff to pol adv by Camp treas. . Mills Democrat

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