Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Bishop Statement on Passing of Sheriff Herman Howard

Mar 14, 2011
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement on the death of Talbot County Sheriff Herman Howard.  Prior to being elected Sheriff of Talbot County in 2008, Howard served as the Deputy Sheriff and county road superintendent of Talbot County.

"We are all shocked and saddened by the death of Talbot County Sheriff Herman Howard.  He was a fine public servant and a dedicated law enforcement leader whose life reflected his commitment to serving and protecting his county.  As the first African American elected sheriff in Talbot County, he broke barriers and built bridges of friendship and cooperation.  He will be truly missed.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this difficult time of loss.”