Former President Donald Trump during Saturday’s “Save America” rally was presented a plaque by Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry which commissioned him as a county deputy sheriff.
The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office posted a video to its Facebook page of Gentry handing an engraved plaque to the former president, expressing his appreciation to Trump for his “accomplishments for law enforcement.”
“I was honored to represent the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office and welcome the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, to Cullman County,” the post read.
Gentry continued, “As Sheriff of Cullman County, and on behalf of the citizens of Cullman County, I was privileged by the power and authority under the constitution as Sheriff to present President Donald J. Trump with an engraved wooden plaque commissioning him as a deputy sheriff of Cullman County. This plaque thanked President Trump for all his accomplishments for law enforcement as President of the United States.”
Throughout his tenure in the White House, Trump earned the praise of police departments across the country for his vocal support of law enforcement efforts, particularly during the riots that ensued after the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Former President Trump undertook an ambitious law and order agenda, which was first led by Alabama native and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, that focused on illegal immigration, crime and drug enforcement measures.
The display of gratitude from local law enforcement was part of an immense showing of support for Trump, as the North Alabama county rolled out the red carpet for the 45th president.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL