Desoto County News

Lee outlines agenda in County Sheriff campaign  

Michael Lee, one of two candidates for DeSoto County Sheriff, on Friday announced an eight-point agenda that Lee said will reinforce public safety, combat Memphis crime, defend constitutional rights, and enhance department strength and leadership. 

On his campaign website, Lee detailed his agenda to address the following items:

  • Defend Constitutional Rights and Enforce Law and Order
  • Safeguard Our Schools and Children
  • Enhance Department Strength and Leadership
  • Combat Surging Memphis Crime
  • Reinforce Public Safety
  • Fight Woke Policies and Enforce Law and Order
  • Renew and Expand Community Relations
  • Protecting Second Amendment Rights  

“From day one, my mission will be to keep DeSoto County an appealing place for businesses to open or expand and families to raise their children – just as we’ve done as supervisor,” Lee said. “We will be a county of law and order, not lawlessness, and DeSoto County families will benefit from it.”

The current District 5 County Supervisor, Lee, a Hernando resident, became a certified law enforcement officer in 1987 when he graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy (MLEOTA). He is a veteran law enforcement officer who rose through the ranks from patrolman to Commander of Patrol Division, Criminal Investigator to Chief Investigator in Advanced Criminal Investigation Division/ Homicide Division, Commander of Metro-Narcotics, Jail Administrator, and Assistant Chief Deputy of DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department. 

“Republican leadership works, and I hope you have seen over the last eight years that when we say we are  going to do something, we do it,” Lee said. “ This bold agenda will go another step further in our mission to protect our citizens from the ever-evolving activities of dangerous criminals.” 

Lee and Thomas Tuggle are the Republican candidates in the August primary. The winner of the primary will become the next top law enforcement officer in DeSoto County with no Democratic opposition in the November general election. 

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