Press Release from the Virgil Gammon for Sheriff Campaign:
“I feel like my entire career has led up to this moment,” said Gammon. “I have a passion for law enforcement and for our community here in Rutherford County. As your sheriff I will work to keep our county safe, get drugs off our streets and out of our schools, and run an efficient and clean department.”
In addition to his 38 years with the Sheriff’s Office, Gammon served in the United States Army – active and reserved, and the Tennessee National Guard. Most of his time in the service was spent with Military Police. He is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and has completed multiple specialized schools in various areas of law enforcement. He attended MTSU for four years and obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of the State of New York.
Gammon was elected as Rutherford County Commissioner in 2018, representing District 14 in parts of Murfreesboro and unincorporated Rutherford County.
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In May of 2017 Gammon was diagnosed with cancer and went through weeks of radiation treatments. With the support of his doctors and family, he has now been cancer free for more than three years.
“I feel great, better than I’ve felt in years. Even though I had the experience to do the job of sheriff before, it has never been the right time for me personally until now,” Gammon said. “Now, the timing is perfect. And I am ready to be your sheriff.”
Virgil has been married to Gina for 21 years. Between the two of them they have six adult children, Brian Gammon (deceased), Jennifer Gammon, Daniel Gammon (Allison), Stacey Ryan (Hampton), Drew Gammon, James Pinson (Jessica) and William Pinson (April). Together they have 11 grandchildren and one on the way.
The Republican Primary for Sheriff is in May of 2022. The General Election will be held in August of 2022.
Source: Press Release from the Virgil Gammon for Sheriff Campaign, from Gregory Gleaves