Statement from Azzato Campaign

Sheriff contest continues to run hot
Randy Azzato, candidate for County Sheriff, courtesy of Azzato campaign

The following statement was issued Sunday by the Azzato for Sheriff campaign:

Formal Campaign Response:

Director Azzato’s credentials, resume, and reputation are exceptional.

Randy has handled over 10,000 police calls for service, made over 1,300 arrests, and managed nearly 450 internal affairs investigations. The internal affairs investigations led to numerous criminal charges, over 30 terminations, and extensive internal discipline. Some of the individuals arrested or investigated obviously did not like the outcome of the investigations. However, that comes with the territory and expectation of conducting investigations. Randy has proven that he holds staff and criminals accountable, and he will continue to do so as the Barnstable County Sheriff.

By law, Randy cannot discuss the criminal charges he is currently bringing against nearly a dozen Commonwealth employees. Those investigations and charges are highly confidential, and are for law enforcement officials only. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on