Lynchburg, VA – Today, Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown endorsed Bedford County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Tim Griffin, for Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney.
Sheriff Brown has served as Bedford County’s elected Sheriff for over twenty years. He previously served in the U.S. Army, as a senior special agent with the U.S. Treasury Department and Staff Support Specialist with the CIA. Sheriff Brown also played the leading role in bringing “Operation Blue Ridge Thunder”, now better known as Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC), located in Forest, to central Virginia. At the time, Bedford was one of the original ten programs formed to use online technology to go after those who would sexually exploit young children. There are now over 60 ICAC programs across the country. Most recently, Sheriff Brown was named “Sheriff of the Year” and received the 2017 Ferris E. Lucas Sheriff of the Year award from the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA).
On Wednesday, Sheriff Brown underlined his trust in Griffin by saying:
“I know Tim has worked tirelessly with my deputies and investigators to bring justice to victims in Bedford County. He has fought on behalf of victims of property, sex and violent crimes. I know that Tim will continue to bring his work ethic and dedication to our neighboring jurisdiction in Lynchburg. I fully support Tim Griffin for Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney.”
Griffin is seeking the Republican nomination for Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney.