Apr 12, 2022
There's a New Sheriff in Town | Congressman John Rutherford
On this episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes sits down with Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) to discuss his law enforcement background, how Congress is tackling some of the most pressing issues facing the law enforcement community, and the rise in violent crime.
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Congressman John Rutherford has lived in Jacksonville, Florida since 1958, and attended Florida Junior College and Florida State University, where he studied Criminology. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 171st Session and the National Executive Institute. He began his career in law enforcement in 1974 as a patrolman in the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO), working his way up through the JSO where he eventually served as Director.
In 2003, 2007, and 2011, John was elected Sheriff of Duval County. For three terms and twelve years, John ran a 3,200 employee office, and due to his effective leadership, homicide and overall violent crime in Jacksonville dropped to a 4…