Tommy Jones is chosen by Monroe County Commissioners to be Sheriff until 2016, admits "there's a lot of doubt right now"
In a packed courtroom last night, the Monroe County Commission picked Tommy Jones Jr. for the number one law-enforcement position in Monroe County. Jones openly admitted that "there's a lot of doubt right now" and hoped to re-build trust, after landing a job he never even dreamed he would have 2 months ago.
It could be a time of great beginnings, only time will tell--even for those that felt the decision to appoint Tommy Jones Jr. as Sheriff was not in the best interest of the county, Tommy Jr. deserves the time to show 'what he is made of'...will he be a 'patsy' to special interests groups, just so he can stay in power come 2016...will he pass out "reserve deputy badges" as if they were playing cards?
Update 2016: In a "Guns & Badges" news story, he is quoted as saying "We're Not in the Storage Business."
'au contraire mon ami'...Agencies like the FBI, the TBI, and the District Attorney depend on local county law-enforcement for support and actionable intelligence to accomplish some of their investigative operations, which includes proper handling/chain of custody storage of evidence...What was Tommy Jones Thinkin'...? Experience Counts!