Friday, January 18, 2013
Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison joins other sheriffs across the country in heavily criticizing President Barack Obama's executive orders tightening gun restrictions.
Editor's note: the following is an opinion written by Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison. It does not in any way reflect the views and opinions of Patch. In the aftermath of the recent criminal events, the president, vice-president and many members of Congress are attempting to exploit the deaths of innocent victims by attempting to enact laws, restrictions; and, even through use of executive orders, prevent law-abiding American citizens from possessing certain firearms and ammunition magazines. As the duly-elected sheriff of Cherokee County, I want you to know and understand my position on this issue. I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. In Georgia, as in most states, sheriffs are elected constitutional officers. Duly …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The head of Cherokee's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has been with the county for 31 years.
Cherokee County emergency director Robby Westbrook, the man who everyone relies on when severe weather hits Cherokee County, said today that he will retire if David Waters defeats Sheriff Roger Garrison in the upcoming July 31 primary. "I know in my heart Sheriff Garrison will win this race, but if for some reason he doesn't, I will be retiring after 31 years of service to the county I love," he wrote on his Facebook page, a space he also uses to tell residents when to take cover, when they're in the clear, and what roads to avoid after thunderstorms, snowstorms and tornadoes have passed. The tenor of the race between Waters and Garrison has become negative in recent weeks. In late June, Waters said his campaign signs were vandalized. And …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The man hoping to become Cherokee County's next sheriff said he was not behind the release of photos that show Sheriff Roger Garrison in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
1. First and foremost, I had nothing to do with the release of the photos nor did anyone in my campaign. Mr. Garrison’s allegations in this regard are completely false. Roger is correct however when he admits that it was a big mistake for him to wear the robe of the Ku Klux Klan. I totally agree with Roger on that point: It was a big mistake. There is no one in this County that wants to see their Sheriff dressed as a Klansman. That behavior is out-of-bounds no matter where; no matter when; no matter who. But it is particularly out-of-bounds for a law enforcement officer to dress-up as a Klansman. Roger was a police officer at the time. A police officer dressed as a Klansman is a fatal mistake to many citizens, especially when that officer …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Police Chief Ken Ball penned a letter to readers encouraging them to look at Sheriff Roger Garrison's 20-year record instead of the "dirty politics of an attempt at character assassination."
Click on the PDF attached to this story to read the letter in full.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
"Those pictures do not represent the Roger Garrison of today or of that time," Cherokee Sheriff Roger Garrison said. "It was a stupid mistake made by a 21-year-old."
Four days after WSB-TV showed a nearly 30-year-old photograph of Cherokee Sheriff Roger Garrison at a Halloween costume party in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe, the county's top law enforcement official sat down with Canton-Sixes Patch this morning to tell his side of the story. Take a listen. Related content: Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Canton-Sixes Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Cherokee drug agents arrest six men and a woman from Canton, Woodstock and Acworth.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad has arrested seven people and seized $266,500 worth of drugs in a series of raids sparked by a burglary arrest Friday. The drug ring handled meth and cocaine from a base in Woodstock and reached into Cobb County, Phil Price, the CMANS commander, said in a news release this afternoon. “This is the fourth major drug trafficking organization we have dismantled in the last year,” Price said. “We will not allow Cherokee County to become a haven for drug traffickers.” The CMANS operation began after Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Canton resident Jimmy Swancey, 39, on burglary warrants Friday and found he had methamphetamine hidden on him, Cherokee authorities said. The deputies …
Will the record of the Cherokee sheriff be enough to win him a sixth term?
Sheriff Roger Garrison has announced his bid for re-election in July, according to a release. Garrison will be running against David Waters, another Republican, who announced his bid for sheriff in September. In his announcement, Garrison said he will continue to be devoted to the safety of Cherokee County residents and the proactive measure that will decrease crime in the county. His platform for reelection hits heavy on hot-button issues in Cherokee County, particular illegal immigration. "My top priority is to ensure the safety of our community by working with all local, state and federal agencies to develop response plans to foreign and domestic threats and to identify individuals involved in organized crime including gangs, …