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I had to laugh at the comment left the other day, “Remember the interview Judd Grady didn’t give? Me neither.”
The top cop of Polk County, Sheriff Grady Judd, says he will not star in a television show.
Sheriff Judd has made national headlines for how far he and his department will go to fight crime. They’ve hunted down suspects in Maryland, Colorado, even Australia.
Judd has always been a straight shooter when it comes to explaining his no-nonsense approach to locking up the bad guys and protecting citizens, especially children.
Hey, I’d watch it. I like him. UNLESS it’s done by those same cornpones who put together Southern Fried Stings. Then all bets are off.
He’s known nationwide as the sheriff who cuts to the chase: “He left a trail of evidence that a blind man could’ve followed.”
He’s not shy, he doesn’t beat around the bush and now he could become even more high-profile than he already is.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has been approached by a Lakeland-based production company that wants him to do a reality TV show.
Judd’s often sarcastic – but pointed – soundbites have been heard across the nation:
“You know, you can run, but you just go to jail tired.”
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd recently announced several promotions within the Sheriff’s Office.
Hester has also been selected as the new Police Chief of the Winter Haven Police Department.
The following members will be promoted during a ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday in the training/Procap room of the Sheriff’s Operations Center, 1891 Jim Keene Blvd, Winter Haven:
Deputy Sheriffs Matthew Beebe, Larry Davis, Theresa Edmiston, and Ian Rylott will be promoted to the ranks of law enforcement sergeants.
Law Enforcement Sergeants Julio Lima and Mary Martin will be promoted to the ranks of law enforcement lieutenants.
Yay! Get well soon, guys!
The conditions of two deputies wounded Friday in a gun battle has improved significantly at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Sunday.
The condition of Deputy Paul Fairbanks III, who was originally listed in critical condition, has improved to serious, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The deputies were wounded during what began as a routine stop of Matthew Tutt, 21, early Friday. Tutt pulled a handgun and shot Fairbanks and Deputy Mike Braswell, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Tutt was killed in the shootout.
Fairbanks, 58, suffered wounds to his stomach, left elbow and wrist. He was wearing a bullet-proof vest.
A recent survey of hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country reveals only about half require their men and women to wear the body armor they are assigned while on duty.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Police Executive Research Forum surveyed 782 agencies across the country. 59 percent said they require the use of armor, while 41 percent say they do no not.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says they do not required their deputies to wear the vests, but encourage them to do so.
Sheriff Judd says Deputy Michael Braswell and Deputy Paul Fairbanks were wearing their vests when they were allegedly shot by suspect Michael Tutt early Friday morning.
“Quite frankly, the reason Deputy Braswell is alive and well today was because he was wearing his bulletproof vest,” said Sheriff Judd.
The policies vary agency to agency across the Bay area, but all of the agencies say they encourage the use of vests by their men and women.
It’s daybreak in Polk County.
Sheriff Grady Judd has been up for hours and is already out meeting some longtime residents. Judd is the keynote speaker at a prayer breakfast in Auburndale.
He has arrived earlier than necessary because he was told the breakfast would start at 7a.m. when in fact it begins at 7:30.
An early start doesn’t bother him much because there are people who have arrived already just to get the chance to see him.
They’re lining up, hoping to shake his hand or to thank him for his service.
He stands at the door of the civic center and, one by one, greets folks as if they are old friends.
They are pleased as punch to see the sheriff in person.
Sheriff Judd is like a movie star in these parts.
One man tells us, “He’s a modern day John Wayne and Clint Eastwood and a couple of those guys all rolled into one.”
A woman exclaims, “Oh, he’s a legend.”
Wow….people must be desperate for something to talk about in Polk County if this is a big deal.
Friday evening, the heated topic of discussion was
about the the sheriff of Polk County, Grady Judd, being featured in the pages of Playboy Magazine.
Barbara Janzen and her husband, Tom, are Lakeland residents who say they haven’t seen the magazine.
Anna laughed and said, “I never thought we should go out and buy one.” Anna and Vincent Tedesco are also of Lakeland.
Anna said, “I’m a little shocked to think that it’s there. I would hope he didn’t approve it being there.”
Sheriff Judd says he didn’t grant an interview to Playboy Magazine and even if they called him up and requested one, he’d turn them down. Because Sheriff Judd is a public official, journalists can report on him and the sheriff’s department without contacting the department first.
Judd said, “I would never interview with Playboy. That goes against my principles and code of ethics, but it’s what it is.”