Stafford Sheriff David P. Decatur Supports Delegate Bob Thomas for Re-election

Stafford Sheriff David P. Decatur Supports Delegate Bob Thomas for Re-election

STAFFORD, VA – Delegate Robert M. “Bob” Thomas, Jr. (R-Stafford) announced today that Stafford County Sheriff David P. Decatur supports his candidacy for re-election to Virginia’s 28th House of Delegates District.

“I’m proud to support Delegate Bob Thomas because I know Bob is a strong supporter of law enforcement here in Stafford County. Bob is very familiar with the sacrifices made by our deputies in their service to the community. His father-in-law was a Virginia State Trooper and later retired from the Stafford Sheriff’s Office,” said Stafford County Sheriff David P. Decatur. “In Richmond, Bob has worked to increase salaries for our deputies, protect our children in schools, and enhance our drone program. I’m confident that he will continue to work hard to keep public safety as the highest priority.”

“Sheriff Decatur has served the community for nearly 35 years and is one of the most well respected Law Enforcement Officers in Virginia. I am incredibly honored to have his support, and I will continue to ensure we value those men and women who risk their lives everyday to protect us,” said Delegate Thomas.

Thomas represents the 28th House District, which includes parts of Stafford County and Fredericksburg City. Thomas is currently serving his first term in the Virginia House of Delegates after six years serving the George Washington District on the Stafford County Board of Supervisors.

About the Sheriff David P. Decatur

Sheriff David P. Decatur started his law enforcement career in 1986 with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, after serving as an Airborne Paratrooper in the United States Army.  He served two years as a Deputy Sheriff/Deputy Sheriff Sergeant assigned to Jail Operations, then advancing to a Patrol Deputy assigned to Field Operations.

Sheriff Decatur has served in numerous positions in the Sheriff’s Office to include First Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain prior to being elevated to the position of Major (Chief Deputy) in 2000.  Sheriff Decatur was elected Sheriff on November 3, 2015 and took office on January 1, 2016.

Sheriff Decatur is a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor and Tactical Operations Instructor and has instructed in other areas such as community policing and leadership.  He is also a graduate of the DEA’s Drug Unit Commanders Academy, FBI National Academy and the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Public Safety Institute and attended the Leading, Educating and Developing (LEAD) program at the University of Virginia designed for high performance government organizations.  Sheriff Decatur is a member of the Virginia Sheriff’s Association and the Virginia FBI National Academy Association.