Alamance Sheriff makes statement on Confederate Memorial

Many questions, comments and concerns are being made regarding Sheriff Johnson’s position on the confederate memorial at the Alamance County Historic Courthouse in Graham, NC. Sheriff Terry Johnson provided a statement illustrating his department's position on the matter. 

Many questions, comments and concerns are being made regarding Sheriff Johnson’s position on the confederate memorial at the Alamance County Historic Courthouse in Graham, NC.

Sheriff Johnson understands the range of emotions on both sides of this issue.

Sheriff Johnson said, “If a lawful order is issued requiring the removal of the confederate memorial or any other property belonging to Alamance County, I will enforce that order. Without a lawful order to remove the confederate memorial or any other property belonging to Alamance County, I am charged with the duty of protecting that property.”

The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office is also charged with protecting the constitutional rights of all who either agree or disagree with this emotional issue.

The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office is further charged with the responsibility of protecting the safety of all no matter which side they may be on.

“Let me make it clear, I will enforce all laws not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States.” Sheriff Johnson said.