When public officeholders start hitting the supermarket circuit you can be sure of one thing — election season has arrived.
Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter, who recently filed for reelection, kicked it off several weeks ago with her “Coffee with Stacy” bagel shop events (which haven’t exactly set the world on fire). Now Sheriff Al Lamberti is following in those footsteps with his first-ever “Coffee with the Sheriff” event to be held at a Publix store later this month.
The sheriff, though, is pulling out all the stops. In addition to his regal presence, he’s bringing out the “stars” of the somewhat controversial reality TV show “Police Women of Broward County” and a few other guests. And Lamberti is using the power of the sheriff’s office to get the word out. Here’s the invite Lamberti sent out via BSO’s Cybervisor service, which sends out information on criminal activity and public safety along with the sheriff’s public events. Here’s the invite:
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 12:46 PM
Subject: BSO Cybervisor: Coffee With The Sheriff
Join Sheriff Al Lamberti for coffee & breakfast pastries Saturday, May 28th, at Publix at Monarch Lakes (14375 Miramar Pkwy. in Miramar) from 11:00 am–noon. That same day you can also meet the stars of Police Women of Broward County, Unleashed: K-9 Broward County, BSO’s mascot Quiggley, McGruff the Crime Dog, & BSO’s Forensic Artist John McMahon. Crime Stoppers of Broward County will also be on hand providing child fingerprinting.
— We expect the Scott Rothstein-related arrests to come today, but then again we waited for them all day yesterday. I have a couple of names now, but will hold off until it’s official. Stay tuned.
— In other news, the Sun-Sentinel followed the story about the death of Ilene Lieberman’s sister, Rony Wendrow, at the Strax Rejuvenation cosmetic surgery center in Lauderhill. The most interesting new detail: The family contacted the State Attorney’s Office about the death.