Recently, Calhoun County Sheriff Larry Amerson was inducted as the 71st president of the National Sheriffs’ Association in Nashville. It was an honor bestowed upon him by his peers. Only one other Alabama sheriff has been honored as such. Amerson will represent elected sheriffs at the White House, the halls of Congress and across this country.
He is in his fifth term as sheriff of Calhoun County, elected by 70 percent of the voters in the last election. With dedication and commitment, he has honorably and with integrity served this county as a law enforcement officer for nearly 40 years. He is the law in this town and The Anniston Star has an obvious bias against him. The real question is, why?
Other news media outlets from across this country gave more coverage than The Star did of this event when the new president of the NSA was from your very own town.
Several weeks ago, in a minor article and buried several pages in, The Star did mention that Sheriff Amerson would be elected to that office. But why would our local paper not fairly and judiciously cover a national event of this scope for the sheriff in our service area on his induction as president of the National Sheriffs’ Association with our own Judge Alice Martin swearing him in?