The Ohio Fraternal Order of Police announced who they were endorsing for Senator as well as for the Ohio Supreme Court today. The OFOP, Ohio’s largest organization representing police, endorsed Sherrod Brown for Senate as well as Justices Yvette McGee Brown, Terrence O’Donnell and Robert Cupp for the Supreme Court.
OFOP represents 25,000 active and retired law enforcement officers. OFOP President Jay McDonald stated that “Senator Brown was one of our strongest allies in the fight against SB 5/Issue 2. He is also one of the strongest supporters of law enforcement issues in the United States Senate and our members of the FOP in Ohio are proud to stand with Senator Brown for his re-election.”
Brown stated in response:
“I am honored to have the endorsement of the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police, who count among their members some of the bravest men and women I know. These law enforcement officers have dedicated their lives to protecting our communities, vowing to run towards danger when others run away.
“I was proud to stand with the FOP last year as we fought against Senate Bill 5, an egregious attack on our courageous police officers that Ohioans roundly rejected. The men and women who work to protect our families put their lives on the line for us, and in return, we owe them quality healthcare and the promise of a dignified retirement. I pledge to continue fighting to ensure our police forces have the tools and resources they need to get the job done and stay safe.
“It is an honor to have the confidence of the Fraternal Order of Police, and I thank them for their endorsement today, but more importantly, I thank them for the work they do each and every day.”