New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon gets my vote for Sheriff of the Year.
Responding to a Youtube video that showed a deputy threatening to arrest a videographer in the moments after a naked man was tazed in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, McMahon acknowledged that the deputy was out of line.
He even went as far as to encourage citizens to shoot video and take pictures because he wants to see what is happening. He only advised citizens not to get in the way of police.
If I didn’t see him saying it on camera in the above video, I would not have believed it.
I’m sure some will take issue that the sheriff defended the deputy who tazed the naked man, but I’ll let him slide on that one because I wouldn’t want to struggle with a naked man either.
And the fact that he came out in such strong defense of the videographer won me over.
The person who put the video on Youtube has since removed it, but you can still see some of it here.