October 8, 2012 – Support from the law enforcement community for veteran prosecutor and Pennsylvania Attorney General Candidate Kathleen Kane continued today as the Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association (PSCOA) endorsed her and threw its full support behind her campaign. This announcement of support follows endorsements from Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) lodges, Sheriffs and District Attorneys from across the Commonwealth.
“I am truly honored to receive the endorsement of the Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association and I will continue to fight to protect our corrections officers and their families as Attorney General,” said Kathleen Kane.
“Today’s endorsement is yet another example of law enforcement and Pennsylvanians being tired of politics as usual. They are demanding an independent-minded, tough prosecutor in their Attorney General’s Office, not just another politician.”
In issuing its endorsement for Kane, the Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association recognized Kane’s law enforcement experience, independence, tough record on repeat offenders, and clear commitment to working with Pennsylvania corrections officers on key criminal justice issues.
“Pennsylvania needs an Attorney General who has experience safeguarding our children, protecting our seniors, and keeping repeat offenders behind bars,”
… said PSCOA President Roy Pinto.
“We’re proud to support Kathleen Kane and help her become the first woman ever elected to be Pennsylvania’s Attorney General. But even more importantly, we know that our officers and their families will be safer with Kathleen Kane as the Commonwealth’s chief law enforcement officer.”
The endorsement of Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association follows other major law enforcement endorsements, including Philadelphia’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, Allegheny Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 91, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, Northampton District Attorney John Morganelli, Allegheny County Sheriff Bill Mullen, Westmoreland District Attorney John Peck, Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Dougherty, and Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams.