Gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd visits Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — A gubernatorial candidate stops by the Hub City Wednesday.

Republican candidate Randy Boyd was at the West Tennessee Training Center to announce a statewide law enforcement coalition.

Several local law enforcement officers were at the meeting Wednesday morning.

The group includes 45 sheriffs, police chiefs and district attorneys who will advise Boyd on public safety issues.

Boyd says it’s important to get feedback from those who are experienced.

“Anytime you need to learn about any issue, go and talk to the people on the front line,” Boyd said. “The law enforcement officers are the people on the front line when it comes to crime and public safety. So if we want to make our state a safer place, then ask the people that do it every day.”

Boyd says he will also focus on another big issue in the Volunteer State, the rising opioid crisis.

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