By Jerry Schafer
Like the rest of the candidates, Gordon has paid his entry fee, filed according to the law, and run his campaign honestly, openly, and above board; yet for some reason (which I find interesting) the media refuses to mention that he is one of the candidates running for the office of Sheriff of Clark County.
The question is, WHY? The answer lies in the fact that our media is controlled by factions that dictate who they can and cannot write about. Believe me, if Gordon Martines is elected that kind of yellow news reporting will not be tolerated by the department.
Certainly a detective such as Gordon Martines, who has over thirty years’ experience in law enforcement, is qualified to run for the office of Sheriff.
Maybe Gordon doesn’t have the kind of financial support that other candidates — such as Larry Burns or Joe Lombardo — have, yet he is listed on the Clark Country Nevada Election Ballot and voters can place their mark alongside his name if they wish.
Being retired from Law Enforcement, having served for over thirty years, I had the experience of working with many Metro Officers, FBI Agents, DEA Agents, NHP Troopers, and officers from many other departments.
I’ve had the experience of being on patrol with Gordon Martines and so I have firsthand knowledge of what he’s all about inasmuch as being one of the hardest working, zero tolerance honest officers I have ever known.
As far as I’m concerned, Gordon Martines has the knowledge and experience to run the LVMPD in a straightforward honest way that will give the residents of Las Vegas and Clark County, and every tourist that visits our city, the kind of security this city must provide.
No, Gordon isn’t one of the good ol’ boys; he isn’t one of the anointed ones (as they are called) who are part of the group of sheriff candidates who, if elected, will continue to give the residents of Clark County the same exact thing they have now, as far as the kind of law enforcement the LVMPD presently provides its citizens.
Voters can be certain that if Gordon Martines is elected as Sheriff of Clark Country Nevada, they will find that things will be quite different from the way they are now! And they will be different in many different respects including, but not limited to, their personal safety and police response time, including accident investigation and more.
The good ol’ boys who run the department today will no longer be in a position to make the kind of decisions that have been made in the past, including their decisions to influence the media regarding who or what they can and cannot report on. Yellow news reporting as far as
the LVMPD will be concerned will become a thing of the past.
As Gordon says: Everyone wants things to be the way they want them to be, but things are the way they are! That that is, is! That that is not, is not!
He knows the inside workings of the department, he knows where the bodies are buried (so to speak) and he won’t make any bones about making changes that will insure the pubic that their police department is in business to protect and serve the residents and tourists that visit our city.