Published 8:57 pm Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Editor, Smithfield Times
It has been said that the best predictor of one’s future is their past performance. It is for this reason that, as a group, we are supporting our sheriff, Mark Marshall, and Commonwealth’s Attorney Georgette Phillips. While some would say we have to support these two, the truth is we choose to support both of these individuals based on their past performances. In the past four year, Sheriff Marshall has transformed the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office. We have equipment that is second to none, including a forensic lab to accommodate in-house processing of evidence. We have been exposed to world-class training that enhances our ability to investigate and solve cases. Due to Sheriff Marshall’s ability network, we have had the resources of the FBI, Secret Service and ATF at our disposal in several cases. The relationships that Sheriff Marshall has forged with our surrounding law enforcement agencies are outstanding.
No one works more closely with the Commonwealth’s attorneys than we do. Mrs. Phillips and her staff have proven to be a wealth of information and readily provide support and guidance when needed. We have witnessed firsthand Mrs. Phillips’ dedication to the citizens of Isle of Wight County and to the various law enforcement personnel who serve here in the county.
It is for all of the above reasons and more that we support Sheriff Mark Marshall and Commonwealth’s Attorney Georgette Phillips.
Lt. Thomas Potter
C. Bert Nurney
IW Sheriff’s Office