Publisher’s note: InsiderAdvantage Georgia will occasionally report on the latest from the campaigns of U.S. Senate candidates Herschel Walker (Republican) and Raphael Warnock (Democrat incumbent).

U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker wants voters to know that he studied criminal justice at the University of Georgia, supported and worked with law enforcement for years (including speaking to police about mental health), led women’s self-defense training, participated in a brief 1989 basic training program at Quantico’s FBI Academy and was awarded honorary deputy status in Cobb and several other Georgia counties.

“The Bible talks about how there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends — that’s what our men and women in blue do for us every single day,” Walker says. “Since Raphael Warnock got to office, he has done more for criminals than he has done for our law enforcement. Our police officers support me because they know I have always stood behind and supported them.”

For example, the candidate proudly cites what former Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren says about his years of work with his department:

“Herschel Walker partnered with the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office for over 15 years while I was sheriff,” says Warren. “He led trainings on leadership, advocated for mental health, encouraged countless officers and was always there to lend a hand whenever we needed him. I was proud to name him as an honorary deputy sheriff due to his tireless efforts in support of law enforcement. Now more than ever, officers across Georgia need a senator who will have their backs, no matter what. The men and women in law enforcement put their lives on the line every day to serve our citizens, but time and time again, Senator Warnock has continued to let us down.”

Walker says he has always supported Georgia law enforcement and, to underscore the contrast with his opponent, attacks Warnock’s support to defund the police and other policies. In an email to InsiderAdvantage Georgia, he says:

  • Warnock once called law enforcement officers thugs and bullies.
  • He wants to end cash bail, meaning more criminals will be released back onto our streets to commit more crimes. (In Fulton County alone, suspects with over 2,000 felony charges were released without having to pay bail, including child molesters and drug dealers.
  • The senator has voted for (President) Biden’s soft-on-crime judges.
  • He voted FIVE TIMES to send stimulus checks to prisoners — including to murderers like the Boston Bomber!
  • Warnock wants to take away your constitutional rights to self-defense — but his campaign spends $25,000 per month on a personal security detail that carries the same types of guns Warnock wants to ban from us.

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