The Salem Fraternal Order of Police Patriot Lodge 76 takes pleasure with announcing our endorsement for April Staton to continue as being sheriff for the City of Salem. Members of Salem FOP Lodge 76 decision to support Staton to continue as being sheriff was based on what we believe is best for the community. After careful consideration with responses to questionnaires received from both Staton and Shelor, and no response from Goodman, the decision to support Staton we believe was in the best interest to the FOP organization and more importantly, the community.
When the Salem FOP Lodge 76 was established in 2011, our commitment for community involvement was our main focus. Our decision to support Staton is not based on political affiliation, but based on who we believe has a better understanding of what the Fraternal Order of Police stands for, experience leadership that is required and what is in the best interest of the community. Staton shows great compassion for how much she loves the City of Salem.
- Stanley Malek