Onslow County’s 2018 Sheriff’s Election heats up as John Yopp enters the ring hoping to unseat Hans Miller in the Primary!
Republican John Raymond Yopp of Jacksonville, North Carolina has announced his intentions to run for the 2018 Sheriff’s race.
According to his webpage, Yopp is a longtime resident of Onslow County; his family roots traceable to among the first to settle in the area. His families trades are connected to fishing, auto salvage, and radio broadcast.
John appears to have been a laborer earlier in life, seeking a career in law enforcement in September of 2001 at the urging of many friends. He’s experienced as a Jailer and Deputy under then-Sheriff Ed Brown, and later in private security work assisting both the JPD and OCSO with investigations.
He recently completed the Basic Law Enforcement Training course at Coastal Carolina Community College, and reinstated his law enforcement credentials on December 4th, 2017, after a 9-year-career hiatus while recovering from injury.
In a comment on Yopp’s “John Yopp for Sheriff” Facebook page, he says “I can say that the Shaw family is a lot of my inspiration to step up and run. There have been so many others that have told me I should give to my community as Sheriff. I don’t know any way other than listening to the needs of my community and responding with compassion and seeing proper application of the law serve justice while striving to make our county a safer place to live and work. Thank you for sharing.”
There’s now a three-way showdown between Onslow’s incumbent, Hans Miller, and challengers Boyd Brown and John Yopp.
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