The Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Senator John McCain for President, reports The Conservative Voice. The FOP also endorsed President George W. Bush. “The FOP carefully considered the records and the responses of both candidates and, in our evaluation, Senator McCain will provide greater leadership for our country and for our nation’s law enforcement officers,” said national president Chuck Canterbury. For a candidate to receive the endorsement, he must receive a two-third majority of the National Board, which is made up of one Trustee from each of the organization’s state lodges.
Canterbury cited McCain’s strong support for the FOP’s efforts to amend the Law Enforcement Officers’ Safety Act. The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the U.S., with more than 327,000 members.