Hood endorsed by State Troopers PBA for county sheriff

The Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers Inc. has endorsed Republican Todd Hood in his campaign for Madison County Sheriff. The organization represents more than 7,000 active and retired members of the State Police Police from the rank of Trooper to Major, including many in this region.

In their endorsement letter, the Troopers stated that “Todd Hood’s familiarity with the residents and business owners, along with is knowledge of the county and supervisory experience in law enforcement, make him the ideal candidate for Madison County Sheriff. The PBA is confident that Todd Hood will guide the Madison County Sheriff’s Department in a direction that best provides law enforcement protection for residents.”

“Having worked side-by-side with the State Troopers for more than two decades, it’s truly an honor to have earned this endorsement,” Hood said. “These brave men and women are in the trenches every day, working hard to make Madison County a safer place to live, work and raise a family.”

Hood has 24 years of direct law enforcement experience. He retired from the Syracuse Police Department in 2015 after 22 years, having served as S.W.A.T. supervisor/team leader, gang task force detective, firearms instructor and deputized U.S. Marshall, among other roles. He currently serves as an investigator with the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, handling all manner of criminal investigations.

Beyond his more than two decades of law enforcement experience, Hood is a lifelong resident of Madison County has given back to his community as a volunteer for numerous local causes and charities.

Hood lives in Oneida with his wife, Kelley, and their daughter, Anna, who is a senior at Oneida High School. The couple’s oldest son, Matthew, serves in the U.S. Air Force and Vermont State Police, while their other son, Joshua, is a student at Utica College. The family is active at the Oneida Baptist Church.

The General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Hood will appear on the Republican, Conservative and Reform ballot lines.

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