Nolen Grizzle, a deputy for Hughes County Sheriff Dept. rebuked remarks of Kenny Snyder who is a candidate for sheriff to replace Grizzle’s boss. Snyder had blasted the sheriff department for its slow response time to calls; and that at times the sheriff department would not show up at residents homes when called.
Grizzle is also running for sheriff as the the current sheriff in office is retiring. So he shows up at a candidate forum in Calvin, OK to give his presentation to the voters. I had seen him before and thought he would be a suitable candidate, but I had never seen the other candidates; nor had I heard Grizzle speak at public events on law enforcement prior to this event. At the forum he displayed somewhat of a text book over view of law enforcement work as he tried to outline his work history as a security guard & private contract prison guard where he said he learned some things about inmates & as a police officer for a few years. He also disclosed what he had learned from a movie he watched in a class. Throughout Grizzle’s entire presentation, he failed to point out anything that needed improving within the Sheriff department where he presently works. Grizzle had the least qualifications in comparison to the other 3 candidates at the candidate forum.
Grizzle introduced himself to the voters in attendance at the Calvin Oklahoma political forum, as a Hughes County deputy sheriff and that he had been working there since June 2011.
The other 2012 candidates for Hughes County sheriff were: Kenny Snyder, Todd Hignite and Doug Sipes. According to the Oklahoma Sheriff association website, all candidates running for Hughes county sheriff are democrats. One of these 4 men will be the new sheriff of Hughes County, as the current sheriff – Houston Yeager is retiring.
At this political candidate speaking forum, there was an estimated attendance of little over a hundred people. It appeared to be standing room only.
This political candidate speaking event which was held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 was located at Calvin Senior Citizen Center (Calvin Nutrition Center) in Calvin, Oklahoma.
The primary election is June 26, 2012. Run off is August 28, 2012. General election is November 6, 2012.