Victor Miller Announces Campaign For Hamilton County Sheriff; City Police Homicide Unit Supervisor To Run As Democrat

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Victor Miller
Victor Miller
Victor Miller, a Chattanooga Police Department Homicide Unit supervisor, announced Thursday his candidacy for Hamilton County Sheriff.

 

He said, “I am pleased and honored to announce my candidacy for Hamilton County Sheriff.  I care about our community and want to focus on keeping us safe and building community relationships.”

 

“We can make Hamilton County safer and reduce crime by focusing on the crimes that matter most to us, protecting our children and schools, providing more support and resources to our deputies, and building relationships between all segments of Hamilton County’s diverse community and law enforcement.”

 

His campaign said, "As a law enforcement officer, Miller has dedicated his life to serving and protecting our community.  Miller’s experience serving the community includes his duties as a patrol officer, homicide detective, police department spokesperson, Crime Stoppers coordinator, and currently as a Homicide Unit Supervisor.  Additionally, Miller served a role in tragic cases such as the Chattanooga Terrorist Attack and Woodmore bus crash."

 

"Miller has a deep understanding of the issues facing our community and has forged a relationship with community members across the county.  Miller’s community involvement includes current and past service on committees that focus on supporting victims and witnesses of violence, recruitment, diversity, employee benefits, community-oriented policing, and enhancing law enforcement response to victims of violence."

He stated, “I will do everything I can to preserve all the great things about Hamilton County and will work diligently to make our community an even better and safer place to live, work, and visit.  Your safety is my top priority.

 

“Over the coming months, I will release specific plans on how we can make Hamilton County better and safer for everyone.

 

“I look forward to meeting with and listening to the concerns and ideas of community members."

 

A campaign kickoff event will be Saturday, Nov. 18, from 6-8 p.m. at Granfalloon, 400 E. Main St.

 

Incumbent Sheriff Jim Hammond, a Republican, is running again.

 

 



Hixson Burglary Suspect Tries To Swim Away; Deputies Catch Him In Borrowed Boat

A Hixson burglary suspect on Wednesday tried to swim away from deputies, but to no avail.   The proprietor of Chattanooga Fish and Fun was notified when his camera system was triggered by an individual attempting to break into his business. The owner immediately contacted the Sheriff's Office and drove to the business location.   As deputies arrived on scene, ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AGNEW, JOHN ROBERTSON  209 Old Mountain Rd Chattanooga, 37409  Age at Arrest: 23 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DOMESTIC ASSAULT/AGGRAVATED --- ANGUS, WILLIAM DEAN  7 CENTRAL AVENUE TULLAHOMA, 37388  Age at Arrest: 35 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga Booked for ... (click for more)

Stormwater Fiasco And East Ridge Camping

When did the Chattanooga City Council get replaced by members of the East Ridge City Council? I don't recall a time in Chattanooga where they've voted to shoot the city in the foot more than they have lately.  If this goes through despite the environmental impact warnings and then Camp Jordan has increased flooding after spending millions on sports ball fields, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why I Am Thankful

You would think that after 40 years of publishing an annual list of things for which I am thankful, I’d be getting to the bottom of it, but it seems the older I get I have found I appreciate so much more around me. I take absolute delight in planting a flower, feeding the birds and throwing a ball for my dog. I find that the more people who I come to know the more who I come to ... (click for more)

Vandy Offers Vols Last Chance To Wipe Some Misery From 2017

Tennessee’s football season from hell comes to a mind-numbing conclusion on Saturday when the limping Vols take on a crippled Vanderbilt at Neyland Stadium at 4 p.m. in a game some network boob in a dark, smokey room in Birmingham, Alabama, decided was good enough to be televised by the SEC Network. Each of the longtime bitter rivals is 4-7 overall and a dismal 0-7 in conference ... (click for more)

JOHN HUNT: Thanksgiving 2017 Special As Always

I can’t believe it’s that time again.  Another year has come and gone and where did it all go? My father once told me that time really flies as you get older and I’m starting to believe him. But we’re back to one of my favorite holidays of the year – Thanksgiving – and I’m looking forward to spending quality time with family and friends.  I’m sure that I’ll eat too ... (click for more)