April 22, 2019 · OPINION
Endorsing Sheriff Mosier’s campaign for re-election
Bob Mosier faces challenger Chris Cochrane in the June 11 Republican primary.
By Tim Hugo
Over the years, as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, I have had the opportunity to work on a lot of issues affecting our region. One of the issues that I am particularly proud to have been a leader on is passing legislation to crack down on human trafficking.
I’ve also had the opportunity to work with some great people as well. One of those is your very own Sheriff Bob Mossier.
Sheriff Mosier has made great progress in your county fighting crime and building awareness to combat the scourge of sex trafficking in our region. It is a horrendous criminal activity in our country, and Fauquier is not immune. You may read very little about it, but your Sheriff is at the forefront of our region in the proactive investigation of those involved in human trafficking.
With that in mind, I am proud to endorse Sheriff Bob Mosier for the Republican primary to be held on June 11.
As I am sure you know, Sheriff Mosier brings extensive law enforcement expertise to the job. Not only has he been your Sheriff for over three years, but he has a background in criminal investigations, government interagency work, and experience as an international law enforcement advisor to the Department of State and Department of Defense as well.
Moreover, Sheriff Mosier has worked with the International Justice Mission (IJM) as Vice President of Investigations. In that capacity, he was a leader in combating commercial sex trafficking and bonded slavery by acting as an advisor to elected officials in foreign countries.
If you’re looking for a leader in law enforcement, you need look no further than Sheriff Bob Mosier. I encourage you to vote in the June 11th primary, and I am proud to endorse Sheriff Bob Mosier for re-election.
The writer represents the 40th District, which includes parts of Fairfax and Prince William counties, in the Virginia House of Delegates.
BestKeptSecrets · May 4, 2019 at 5:04 pm
Please support Bob Mosier.
Remember, if you do nothing....don't complain when it goes south. Safety should always be your priority. A community that is safe thrives. He is very proactive.
His credentials are pages long. We need qualified, experienced, top notch leaders.
Jim Griffin · April 30, 2019 at 4:35 pm
Agreed with Linda: Sheehy doesn't own WTC and I favor Bob Mosier.
As for the malware, it was definitely malware and arrived as a reply to a note I wrote about two months ago, making it less suspicious. I never opened the embedded zip file (zip file was named Sheehy Ford Warrenton), but I did send it out for analysis (confirmed it is malignant).
This happened many weeks ago, no reply from Sheehy other than that they will get back to me. Apparently they sent something Fedex today that should arrive in the future.
To be clear, I don't think they would send such a thing nor see any advantage in doing so. That leaves the possibility of an undisclosed data breach -- and principally because I cannot imagine them doing such a thing.
If there is a data breach, it should be disclosed quickly such that customers can be on notice.
All of which explains why I notified them promptly and offered to assist the investigation with information from my end, but they've expressed no interest in the logs and header information.
LindaW · April 29, 2019 at 3:03 pm
I had to question Jim's comments about Sheehy, and I know Jim is typically well researched in his posts. I just found it hard to believe a prominent local business would post comments such as those, or even tolerate an employee doing so.
When I searched for Warrenton Truck Center, I got an entirely different address from Sheehy and after a bit more digging, I don't believe they are one and the same. Sheehy does have a similarly named commercial truck component, but I believe they are different.
I have no opinion on Sheehy one way or the other, no experience with them to qualify me to comment. I don't care to do business with anyone who would post comments of that nature on a forum such as this, simply unprofessional.
As to the emailed malware...you have to be so careful. I have received on multiple occasions, malware and other offensive emails from county offices and officials! Some referring to specifics such as property taxes, so they appeared completely legitimate. They were bogus and I reported all of them, the county was well aware but there is little that can be done. It is the time we live in I guess.
My support for Sheriff Mosier stands.
Runner · April 29, 2019 at 1:24 pm
Thanks...I retract my comment about Sheehy. Will definitely not use Warrenton Truck Center though and will refer my trucker friends elsewhere. More to the point that Cochrane allies take the low road. I'll vote Mosier for Sheriff.
Jim Griffin · April 29, 2019 at 12:39 pm
Sheehy says they don't own it. Google had suggested otherwise, but I believe them when they say they don't.
BTW, it seemed their network was hacked, which was the point. When I got an email from them with malware, I less suspected them than I did a network intrusion, and this seemed more of the same.
Runner · April 29, 2019 at 9:42 am
Warrenton Truck Center is also trashing our sheriff on Facebook. When you take a political stand as a commercial enterprise, you run the risk of losing business. I bought my p/u truck from Sheehy Ford some years back and it's time to replace it now. But I won't be going back to Sheehy. Thanks for sharing Jim.
Jim Griffin · April 29, 2019 at 7:07 am
Notable that Sheehy Ford -- which apparently owns the co-located Warrenton Truck Center LLC -- has taken a position against our good Sheriff Bob.
Not going back to Sheehy, which also apparently sent malware via email to our home a few weeks ago. Don't open email from Sheehy under any circumstances.
LindaW · April 22, 2019 at 3:19 pm
Our family stands firmly behind Bob Mosier for Sheriff.
Jim Griffin · April 22, 2019 at 12:42 pm
This household backs Bob Mosier for Sheriff.
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