Local law enforcement in Lauderdale County and surrounding areas collaborated during a lunch social to endorse Kassie Coleman for the upcoming November election.
“I was appointed in November of last year. I will have been District Attorney on November 2nd for a year and on November 5th, I will be on the ballot,” said Kassie Coleman, District Attorney.
Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie says Coleman has been a valued asset for the court system and local law enforcement.
I’ve always told them that a bird in hand is better than two in a bush. What we have in our District Attorney Kassie Coleman; she’s true and tried to two district training offices so we believe what she is providing this county and the other three counties that she is representing is well worth keeping,” said Sollie.
Coleman says she’s felt supported since the first day she started as district attorney.
“It’s been a long year in my first year as district attorney, when I started, they showed up for my swearing in and I was overwhelmed by the support of law enforcement. It’s a tough balance between prosecutors and law enforcement because we’re there to prosecute the cases that they investigate. We’re also pushing them to some extent,” Coleman said.
Coleman believes by continuing to have a bond with law enforcement, in several counties positive results will show in years to come.
“Everybody is doing their part to make the changes that we need in Meridian and in our surrounding counties that make up the 10th circuit clerk district,” said Coleman.