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Grady Judd is the Sheriff of Polk County Florida. As sheriff, backed by a like-minded State Attorney’s Office, Judd has made the signature of his administration child porn stings, Craigslist prostitution stings and so-called cyberstings modeled after NBC’s To Catch a Predator. He has a reputation for being kind of asshole, but he is a cute, stern daddy type.

Grady Judd quotes:

On how many times one of his deputies shot a suspect to kill him:


On why a man who allegedly had killed a deputy got shot 68 times when he was found:

“Because that’s all the ammunition we had.”

On why he ordered the basketball hoops removed from the county jail:

“I was tired of people driving by the jail and it looking like we were holding recreation for a bunch of criminals.”

On why he took away from the jail corn bread, chocolate milk, boiled eggs and peanut butter:

“If you don’t like the bill of fare at the county jail, behave. Quit violating the law and stay out of the county jail. You can eat anything you want when you’re at home.”

“I don’t care whether they’re guilty or not. That’s of no concern to me. What is of concern to me is that there’s probable cause to believe that they’re guilty. And if there’s probable cause, we’re probably going feed them exactly as if they were convicted.”

On a man who killed most of his family and then killed himself:

“He’ll have the opportunity to burn in hell for it, which is a good thing.”

On Internet predators:

“We’re going to get you. We’re going to catch you. We’re going to chase you to the ends of the Earth if that’s what it takes.”

On pedophile book author Phillip Greaves:

“He is a very sick guy, I mean, I mean, deranged – I mean, he’s just, like, yuck.”