Freeman to run for sheriff

Published 1:30 pm Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Royal S. Freeman

Charlotte County resident and County Supervisor Royal S. Freeman has announced in a recent press release that he intends to run for the Office of Sheriff in the upcoming election. Freeman, who currently represents the Bacon/ Saxe District on the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors.

“Having been a correctional officer and patrol deputy and also held the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Major, I feel I would be a well-qualified candidate,”  Freeman said in a statement. He went on to say, “If elected to the position of Sheriff, my primary goals will include: treating the citizens of Charlotte County honestly and fairly, supporting our deputies as they continue to do an excellent job of protecting and serving those who live and work in our county, working closely with the schools, state police and other agencies involved in the many areas of law enforcement, and producing strategies and approaches for dealing with the ongoing drug epidemic situations.”

“I am looking forward to meeting and talking with the people in Charlotte County to discuss my goals and plans,” Freeman said. “Your support and votes would be greatly appreciated as I pursue the office of Sheriff.”

According to the release, “Freeman began his law enforcement career with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office in 1988 and has continued to serve for more than 30 years.”

Freeman is a Randolph-Henry High School Graduate and also has an A.A.S. in Administration of Justice.