Veteran law enforcement officer Dale Armour announced today his candidacy for Sheriff of Rutherford County. Armour, who is running as an Independent candidate, enters the crowded field of candidates seeking the office. “I am running as an Independent because, as a professional law enforcement officer, it is crucial to operate free, outside of political influence. My extensive experience and conservative values will allow me to protect the citizens of this County”, Armour said.
Armour started his law enforcement career as a Patrol Officer and Field Training Officer for the Murfreesboro Police Department from 1979-1986. Armour then worked as a Special Investigator for the Tennessee Highway Patrol from 1986-1996. Armour has since worked as a Special Agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. He has been a member of the United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and has been serving on the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force since 2012. Armour has apprehended over 1,000 criminals over the course of his career.
“I strongly encourage every citizen to take a look at all of the candidates in this race. I encourage you to look at their experience and look at what they stand for. In doing this, I am confident that you will see that I am the most qualified candidate in this race”, Armour said.
“I am announcing my candidacy for Sheriff of Rutherford County because I am dedicated to protecting the people of this great county. The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently ranked Tennessee as the most violent state in the nation. As Sheriff, I will put my more than 30 years of law enforcement experience to work to make Rutherford County a safer place to live. The people of Rutherford County deserve to have a Sheriff who will run the Sheriff’s Office fairly, efficiently, and ethically. I will be that Sheriff.”