Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Local Sheriff Seeks the Limelight

Calvert County sheriff makes controversial appearance in local singer's music video
A local sheriff is in some hot water for the role he played in a woman's music video. Some people don't have a problem with the video while others call it sexist.

The video was shot back in the summer and the sheriff was up for a highly contested race which he just won. But the video wasn't released until this past weekend.

Not exactly high art, but hardly scandalous by the modern standards of Miley Cyrus.
The local aspiring singer Lindsay Owens said there was never any deal made with the sheriff as to when the video should be released, and added that those who are attacking the video have "missed the point of the video" or simply are "jealous."

"She was stopped by a state trooper several months before this and she wrote the song about it and she wanted us to participate it in since she is local,” said Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans.
Sheriff Evans
Note that the State Troopers are not the Sheriffs Department here. The Sheriffs are the county police service, and spend much less time enforcing the traffic laws, and more time serving warrants, subpoenas and actually tracking down the burglars.
And that is exactly how Evans went from being sheriff on the streets of Calvert County to landing on the elliptical in a music video.

Sheriff Evans was unapologetic about his acting debut and says many are overreacting after appearing in the video "Oh Officer" along with another Calvert County deputy who was paid for roughly four hours at an off-duty rate by Owens.

Evans says this was not done on the taxpayers' time and dime.
Of course, there are people upset about Mike's  participation in the video, but I am unconcerned. Sure, a gallon or two of official Calvert County gasoline might have been spent during the making of the video (or not), but it's worth it to have a little favorable publicity for the Sheriff's Dept.

As I mentioned in my post-election post, I've known Mike Evans for a long time, since he lived in our neighborhood, and was Alex's soccer coach at least once. He's an OK guy (for cop) and I voted for him again.

Wombat-socho has the grand "Rule 5 Sunday: Wax Ecstatic" up and running at The Other McCain.

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