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Additional Detail on the Florida Sheriffs Association Vote to Support Stand Your Ground Law.

August 12, 2013

For Immediate Release:

Since the FSA President’s statement was released on Friday supporting the Stand Your Ground Law, FSA has received overwhelming appreciation for our position and interest in detail on the recent vote. AG Bondi and Speaker Weatherford expressed the importance of law enforcement’s expert perspective on the Stand Your Ground Law. On August 6, 2013, the 57 Sheriffs present convened an executive session at the 2013 Florida Sheriffs Association Summer Conference in Marco Island to discuss various law enforcement issues. After an in-depth conversation, the Sheriffs in attendance verbally voted and unanimously supported the Stand Your Ground law.

Sheriffs, who are independently elected and often have independent positions on issues, have always been known for listening to their community, and they will continue to do so. A primary role for Sheriffs is to protect Floridians and visitors, and Sheriffs are always open to ways to improve public safety in their communities and our state.

For further information, please contact Nanette Schimpf, APR, CPRC at (850) 528-2639 or via email at

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