From Fraternal Order of Police, Harford County Municipal Lodge #128:
The Fraternal Order of Police, Harford County Municipal Lodge #128 is proud to announce its endorsement of Mayor Michael Bennett for re-election in 2015, the re-election of Councilwoman Sandy Landbeck, the election of Steve Smith, Melvin Taylor and Tim Lindecamp.
Lodge #128 respects the electoral process and embraces the opportunity afforded to the residents of the City of Aberdeen to vote for the leaders of our community.
We choose to make an endorsement based off of the support Mayor Bennett has given the Aberdeen Police Department in support of its goals, employees, and dedication to public safety. This dedication and hard work has not gone unnoticed by our membership. We want the voting public to know just how supportive Mayor Bennett has been in making the Aberdeen Police Department the best it can be and an agency the public can be proud of.
An endorsement for Councilwoman Landbeck is based off of the support she has given to the police department and her commitment to public safety.
Councilman Smith served the Aberdeen community 30-years as a police officer, retiring as Deputy Chief of Police. Councilman Smith has supported the goals of the police department and was instrumental in the police department obtaining the highest recognition in law enforcement, CALEA – The Gold Star in Public Safety.
Mr. Taylor and Mr. Lindecamp are very involved in the community.
FOP Lodge #128 and its membership also wishes to express its willingness and availability to work with any candidate the public sees fit to elect to these prestigious positions. We look forward to working openly and with purpose, any elected officials dedicated to moving the City of Aberdeen and the police department into the future. We wish all the candidates the best of luck!