May 5, 2012 (San Diego County) -- The Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County today announced they endorsed Nathan Fletcher for mayor citing his independent voice and ability to work with broad coalitions to keep the public safe.
“We are proud to endorse Nathan Fletcher for mayor of San Diego,” said DSA President Dave Schaller. “During Nathan’s career he has demonstrated his commitment to keeping the people of San Diego safe. We were particularly impressed with his work on Chelsea’s Law. Many said passing sweeping public safety reform would be impossible, but Nathan proved them wrong. We know he will bring that same energy and drive to the mayor’s office, and we look forward to working with him.”
The Deputy Sheriffs' Association of San Diego County is the professional organization of more than 2,000 sworn deputies of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. For more than 55 years, the DSA has been "The Strength Behind the Badge" supporting San Diego County Deputies, their families and their communities.
“I am honored to be law enforcement’s choice for mayor,” said Nathan Fletcher. “As a combat veteran Marine, I know first-hand what it’s like to put your life on the line every day. I respect the deputy sheriffs and police officers who wake up each day and put their life on the line to keep us safe. As mayor, public safety will be my top priority.”
Fletcher was previously endorsed by the San Diego Police Officer’s Association(SDPOA), Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), PORAC San Diego Chapter, San Diego County Probation Officers Association (SDCPOA), numerous other local law enforcement organizations, and the San Diego Association for Lifeguards.