Letter to the Editor: Endorsement of Sheriff Tim Cameron by Richard Fritz, State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County

October 15, 2018

As State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County, I fully support and endorse Sheriff Tim Cameron’s reelection bid for Sheriff of St. Mary’s County. Over the past twelve years, as State’s Attorney, I have had the opportunity to work closely with Sheriff Cameron and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Department, and I highly commend them for their professionalism and dedication directed towards the protection and safety of the citizens of St. Mary’s County.

As we know, presently all of the State of Maryland is in the terrible grip of an opioid crisis. Sheriff Cameron has shown tremendous perseverance and leadership in attacking this problem on all fronts. His Narcotics Division, I believe has been proven to be one of the best in the state. Under Sheriff Cameron’s leadership, cooperation between other law enforcement agencies such as the Maryland State Police, the DEA and the FBI, has clearly shown that a coordinated effort to end this opioid crisis is showing success. It is my belief that having watched closely Sheriff Cameron’s Department over the last twelve years, having been in court with his officers and detectives on a daily basis, and seeing the commitment of these law enforcement officers to the people of St. Mary’s County, Sheriff Cameron has earned high praise from my office.

To this end, I ask that the people of St. Mary’s County continue Sheriff Tim Cameron as our Sheriff, so we as a team may continue to serve you.

Richard Fritz
State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County


17 Responses to Letter to the Editor: Endorsement of Sheriff Tim Cameron by Richard Fritz, State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County

  1. Politics as Usual...... on October 15, 2018 at 6:07 am

    “Endorsement”
    That’s what they call it when the old guy is trying to pull in the newbie.
    Yes-sah – time to get into your political groove. Party lines are boldly drawn.

    “Vote for him because I back him”. He wears the same shirt I do.

    Memorize those names and honest looking faces…….

    Because you will never see – or hear from them again, after the elections.

  2. TellItLikeItIs on October 15, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Isn’t this like doubling down on stupid? The guy who cannot keep the criminals behind bars is endorsing the guy who cannot keep the crime from rising in SMC. Laughable!!

  3. MSB on October 15, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Our family will be in support!

  4. Rob Stark on October 15, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Their “Catch and release” program seems to be working

    • Niki on October 15, 2018 at 2:35 pm

      We have two of the finest
      men Fritz and Cameron
      in our county. So much
      has been done by both
      for the safety of our
      County. We countians
      support you both and
      thank you both for
      your many years of
      Leadership and
      commitment for
      our county.

      • Rob Stark on October 15, 2018 at 3:29 pm

        Typing haiku style are we?

      • Anonymous on October 15, 2018 at 3:40 pm

        Meanwhile, in the real world, drug use and abuse is up, theft is up, gun crime is up, traffic accidents are up.

        Safety has been better for who?

    • Idiots Everywhere on October 15, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      Who is their? Ok, here’s a basic civics lesson. The sheriff, and his men, arrest people for violations of law. The State’s Attorney, prosecutes said criminals. The courts decide whether someone is guilty or innocent and hands down the sentence. Got it now? So your catch and release joke is only half true. The catch part works, the release part is on the courts not Fritz or Cameron. Maybe you should run for office and show them how it’s done.

      • Rob Stark on October 16, 2018 at 6:53 am

        Apparently you are devoid of a sense of humor. It must be sad to be you

      • Upstairs Michael on October 16, 2018 at 8:51 am

        Thanks for that. Ever heard of prosecutorial discretion? It’s when the SA decides not to bring a case, or brings reduced charges carrying reduced sentences, before the case even gets to the judge.

        If you’re looking for idiots, maybe start in the mirror.

        • Idiots Everywhere on October 16, 2018 at 11:52 pm

          Nah, I just read comments from you and Rob Stark and get my idiot fill for the day. Again, read up on some basic civics. Thanks in advance.

          • Upstairs Michael on October 18, 2018 at 4:50 pm

            You are living proof that you can’t fix stupid.

  5. Truth being told on October 15, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Of course Fritz endorses him. The Sheriff’s Department keeps the States Attorney for St. Mary’s County employed by continually arresting people so he can ‘let them go’. The revolving door is operated/ controlled by the States Attorney for St. Mary’s County.

  6. Anonymous on October 15, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    This should not mean that the SA is going to rubber-stamp everything the Sheriff does. The 2 should be independent of each other, to the point where one of them is not trying to give the other credibility. There was a similar, concerning situation in Charles. 99% of voters probably didn’t know it, but the 2 judge candidates who were constantly pictured together were . . . endorsed by the SA. How are you supposed to get a fair trial endorsed by the SA? If you were interested in one and not the other one, no, it was not wise to pull them apart if they were joined at the hip. Please don’t think that the Commission on Judicial Disabilities is a lost cause for judges that shouldn’t be, those that have the gall not to allow questions in their courtroom, or who are far too short on patience in their courtroom. Even if the complaint doesn’t prevail, they must know they are conducting themselves without manners and decency. Yeah, I know, the term is w-a-y t-o-o l-o-n-g.

  7. TrumplandREPUBLICANS on October 16, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    What do you have to do to get posted on this site. I suspect you must be a dirtbag Republican who supports the JUDGE KAVANAUGH of St. Mary’s county, Fritz!

  8. TrumplandRepubliklans on October 16, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    This is an anti-1st Amendment site if you are anti-REPUBLIKLANS. This site must be pro TRUMP and FOX affiliated because all you see are REPUBLIKLAN post. Such a farce! Sure they support the JUDGE KAVANAUGH OF ST MARYS

  9. Me2 on October 16, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    WHAT DOES FRITZ AND JUDGE KAVANAUGH HAVE IN COMMON?