MADISON, Wis. –Today, the Wisconsin Troopers Association (WTA) and Retired State Patrol Superintendent Tony Burrell announced their support for Eric Toney for Attorney General.
Fond du Lac County District Attorney and law enforcement’s choice for Attorney General, Eric Toney, released the following statement:
“It’s a special honor to be endorsed by retired State Patrol Superintendent Tony Burrell and the Wisconsin Troopers Association. I’ve worked closely with our Troopers over the years and I know firsthand the sacrifices they have made to keep us safe. I led the officer involved death investigation when Trooper Trevor Casper heroically gave his life to ensure others would go home safely. I’m humbled to have their trust to be our top cop.”
Tony Evers’ Appointed State Patrol Superintendent Tony Burrell, now retired, said:
“I first met Eric Toney in 2015 as he led the officer involved death investigation when Trooper Trevor Casper heroically sacrificed his life to save others. I saw firsthand Eric’s commitment, dedication, and genuine care for enforcing the rule-of-law and standing with law enforcement to keep our communities safe. Eric Toney is the leader Wisconsin needs to fix our DOJ and keep Wisconsin safe. I ask that you stand with Law Enforcement’s choice for Attorney General and join me in supporting Eric Toney on November 8th to be Wisconsin’s next Top Cop.”
The full text of WTA’s press release can be read below: Madison, Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Troopers Association (WTA) announced its support for Eric Toney for Attorney General.
“Eric Toney shares our common law enforcement and public safety goals,” stated WTA Executive Director Matt Johnson. “His experience in leading his office as district attorney, along with his broad-based prosecution knowledge uniquely positions Eric Toney to be the best candidate for Wisconsin’s next Attorney General.”
Members of the WTA serve as troopers and inspectors who can mobilize in emergency situations to cover every corner of the state.The men and women of the patrol work to apprehend drug dealers, provide crime scene analysis and crash reconstruction, in addition to highway patrol and weigh station enforcement.
“Eric Toney has prioritized developing relationships with law enforcement officers,” continued Johnson. “He understands and values the risk that men and women in law enforcement must face every day and will work with us to improve safety for our members and each citizen that lives, works and travels our state.”
The WTA strongly supports candidates who work to maintain high standards in state law enforcement, who understand the value of a statewide police force, and who prioritize reducing crime and increasing public safety.
“We need to recognize and value candidates who prioritize reducing crime and increasing public safety,” added Johnson. “From his commitment to reducing overall crime to his dedication to OWI enforcement and reckless driving initiatives, Eric Toney will work with us to improve safety in Wisconsin.”