Republican Jim Gannon Commends Linden City Police Officers for their Heroism

Morris County Sheriff hopeful doubles down on campaign pledge to strengthen Morris County’s terrorism preparedness if elected


For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Gannon (973)588-5089

"We live in extraordinarily dangerous times, where even places like Morris County can become a target for violent crime and acts of terrorism.  I am confident that my 33-plus years of law enforcement and security experience will bring a modern, professional and fiscally responsible approach to the Morris County Sheriff's Office.”  – Sheriff Candidate Jim Gannon during the Republican Primary

Boonton, September 23, 2016 – Republican candidate for Morris County Sheriff released the following statement today in the wake of the apprehension of terror suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami by Linden City Police Officers earlier this week.

“At the outset of my campaign for Sheriff back in early February, I pointed to the need for the next Sheriff to have the ability to work closely with federal, state and local law enforcement, and to possess the experience required to bring a new level of vigilance to the Morris County Sheriff’s Office,” said Gannon.  “Terrorism is not just a federal problem for federal law enforcement to deal with; that was proven again this past week.”

“I commend the brave Linden police officers who apprehended an armed and dangerous terror suspect in their city, and who demonstrated the life and death realities faced by local officers every day,” added Gannon, who also commended members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, NYPD, Ocean & Union County authorities and all first responders and emergency management personnel in Morris County and around the country.  “If I am fortunate enough to win in November and take the oath of office next January, I will deliver on my campaign pledge to strengthen the county’s preparedness to deal with Islamic radicals, whether homegrown or entering the country from outside, who seek to do us harm.”

As a law enforcement professional with over three decades of experience ranging from a local beat cop in Boonton and Boonton Township, to Deputy Chief of Investigations at the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, to a member of the FBI's elite Joint Terrorism Task Force, to the Global Head of Security Risk at a Fortune 500 company like Novartis, Jim Gannon is uniquely qualified to confront the current challenges facing law enforcement and to keep Morris County’s families safe.


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