Sheriffs issue statement supporting McCrory position on Syrian refugees

A group of North Carolina sheriffs has issued a news release support Gov. Pat McCrory’s position of asking the federal government not to send any more Syrian refugees to the state.

The statement included the names of 23 sheriffs.

“This is not a political issue, it is a public safety issue,” the sheriffs said in a statement. “Our concerns cross party lines. …

“Our concern is the wholesale introduction of refugees who have not been properly identified as friends of America places our country in great danger.”

Sheriffs mentioned on the statement were:

Sheriff Asa Buck-Carteret Co

Sheriff Chris Davis-Pamlico Co.

Sheriff Hans Miller- Onslow Co.

Sheriff BJ Barnes-Guilford Co.

Sheriff Alan Cloninger-Gaston Co.

Sheriff Terry Johnson-Alamance Co.

Sheriff Steve Bizzell-Johnston Co.

Sheriff Sam Page-Rockingham Co.

Sheriff Mike Andrews-Durham Co.

Sheriff Jack Smith-Northampton Co.

Sheriff Doug Doughtie-Dare Co.

Sheriff David Grice-Davidson Co.

Sheriff John Ingram- Brunswick Co.

Sheriff Tracy Carter-Lee Co.

Sheriff Ernie Coleman-Beaufort Co.

Sheriff Darren Campbell-Iredell Co.

Sheriff Dudley Greene McDowell Co.

Sheriff Alan Jones- Caldwell Co.

Sheriff Dan Gibbs- Martin Co.

Sheriff Neil Godfrey- Moore Co.

Sheriff David Carpenter-Lincoln Co.

Sheriff Kevin Frye- Avery Co.

Sheriff Susan Johnson- Currituck Co.


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