Firefighters Join Police in Endorsing Russo for Sheriff

The New Jersey Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association has endorsed Darrin Russo, a 30-year veteran of the Franklin police department, for Somerset County Sheriff this year.

“I am deeply honored by the support of my campaign for Somerset County Sheriff by my brothers and sisters in the NJ FMBA,” said Russo. “Time and time again I have seen them risk their lives to protect lives and property giving no thought to their own safety, and I am going to bring that same level of selfless commitment to the Sheriff’s office.”

“The New Jersey Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association (NJ FMBA) is proud to endorse Lt. Darrin Russo for Somerset County Sheriff in the 2019 election,” said the FMBA in a statement. “Throughout his career Darrin has demonstrated a commitment to protecting his community as a police officer, as a volunteer, and as a father. As firefighters we recognize a kindred spirit dedicated to protecting people and property, and fully support Darrin’s campaign for Sheriff.”

The endorsement follows the endorsement of the Middlesex and Somerset County Police Benevolent Association (PBA) last week.

“We can do better than the head down, do nothing, stay in the office strategy of Provenzano and his Republican bosses,” said Russo. “As Sheriff, I will work with our sheriff’s officers, local police, schools and houses of worship to be a visible, active member of the community making a difference in the lives of Somerset County residents.”

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