Second candidate enters Sheriff’s race

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) employee Sgt. Ted Roy pre-filed July 6 to run for Santa Rosa County Sheriff.

Roy, a resident of Gulf Breeze, joins Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Major Bob Johnson in the race to replace long-time Sheriff Wendell Hall, who announced he will not seek another term.  Johnson, a 22-year veteran of the agency, pre-filed July 7, 2014.

According to a press release distributed July 6, 2015, Roy joined the sheriff’s office as a deputy in 1995, after an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force, and his involvement with ECSO has included the SWAT Team, Public Information Officer, Patrol, Community Policing, creator of the Bike Patrol Unit, Crime Stoppers Television Show, Asset/Forfeiture, and Investigations.

“I am looking forward to applying my leadership abilities and team focus to Santa Rosa County. I feel that there is no greater responsibility than being entrusted with protecting the people of Santa Rosa County,” stated the release.

Roy is married to Lisa Roy and combined they have five children.

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