On Friday Austin Garrett announced the endorsement from Sheriff Chuck Phillips of Jackson County in Alabama to his campaign for Sheriff in Hamilton County.
“This is what it takes to be Sheriff.” Stated Sheriff Phillips of Jackson County. “Leading by example. Respecting and trusting your coworkers and superiors. Loyalty to not only the cause, but also the team that surrounds you. Commitment, energy, and willingness to go the extra mile. Austin exemplifies all these traits and more.”
Sheriff Phillips began his tenure as Sheriff of Jackson County in 2011.
Starting his career in Law Enforcement in 1988, Sheriff Phillips served alongside Austin Garrett’s father, who deputies called “Cowboy,” a 20-year veteran of the office at the time.
Sheriff Phillips went on to state, “His achievements during his career speak for themselves, but knowing him as I do, I know they were earned and not given.”
“I am humbled to receive Sheriff Chuck Phillips endorsement and support,” Garrett said. “Sheriff Phillips knew my father for many years and has been a friend and mentor since I first began my law enforcement career at the Chattanooga Police Department. Thank you, Sheriff Philips.”
Please find Sheriff Phillips endorsement letter here.