Sheriff Grady Judd
Polk County, Florida

Sheriff Grady Judd holding criminal rap sheet

Sheriff Grady Judd quotes

"Having a gun in your hand is much better than having the sheriff's office on the phone."
[late 2021]

"Become proficient, get a concealed firearms license, and carry your gun.
If you need to shoot somebody, shoot 'em a lot.
You're responsible for protecting yourself until we arrive."

To answer "Do we need stricter gun laws?", Sheriff Judd said:
"There was a law against murder in Texas
-- did they pay attention to that law?
There was a law against bringing firearms onto a school
-- did they pay attention to that law?
There was a law against using a firearm in commission of a felony
-- did they pay attention to that law?
The legislators all run to the podium playing politics -- shame on them! I tell folks if we had this [magic] giant magnet that could scoop away every gun in the whole universe -- let me take you back [to 1995] to what happened in Oklahoma City -- they can go down and get some [censored] and blow the place up. It's not the instruments -- it's the deranged persons. When they start screaming 'We need more laws, more laws' -- we got plenty of laws. That's not the issue. The issue is evil, deranged, human conduct. Overwhelmingly, almost without exception, there's always been cues in advance of a shooting, that people ignored. That's what should change."

[2022/05/27 press-conference video, YouTube 9Qovb9uY08]

"Let me underscore this denial issue, folks.
When the threat is there, when you dial 911 on your cell-phone -- we're too late.
We know that the average police response is 5 minutes.
The average shooter is 0 to 5 minutes."

[2022/05/27 press-conference video, YouTube 9Qovb9uY08]

A pussified reporter questioned why Polk Sheriff SWAT
shot 68 times a worthless criminal sub-human,
"That's all the bullets we had!", answered Sheriff Grady Judd.

"[To looters] I would tell them, if you value your life, they probably shouldn’t do that in Polk County. Because the people of Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns, and they’re going to be in their homes tonight with their guns loaded, and if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I highly recommend they blow you [looters] back out of the house with their guns!"

"I can assure you, if someone breaks into my home,
I'm going to shoot them, and I'm going to shoot them a lot!
I'm going to shoot them so much you can read a newspaper thru them!
And that's my recommendation to other people."


"Forcing your way into an occupied residence is a bold and foolish decision.
If you are foolish enough to break into someone's home,
you can expect to be shot in Polk County!"

"We can live in denial as long as we want to,
but the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun,
is a good guy with a gun."


"You're looking at a 2nd Amendment proponent.
I think good honest citizens, who care enough to learn how to handle guns,
ought to have a gun in every pocket."

[2017 video]

"Do you want somebody [a teacher] to step out and stop 'em?
Or do you want them [the mass-murderer] to go into the class-rooms and slaughter your babies?"

[2018/02, advising arming teachers]

"I not only have no regret, I'm pretty excited about telling you that's exactly what would've happened. Make no mistake about it, there's nothing about politically correct in a gun fight. There's nothing about politically correct when you are keeping people alive and well and safe. And the people of this community and these law enforcement officers come first. I meant every word of it then, and I mean every word of it now. If you [criminals] surrender peacefully, that's the way we prefer it. If you start pointing guns at us, you can not only plan on, but you can guarantee that we are going to shoot you [criminals]."

"When they [Apple] deny us, I’m going to go lock the CEO of Apple [T. Cook] up. I’ll lock that rascal up."

"They call him [perp] 'King'.
Well, we threw a bunch of aces on ol' King,
and now he's in the county jail."


Sheriff Judd loves to write poetry:
"Logan Hale, you are on your way to jail.
Your attempts to hide were to no avail.
Maybe you'll make bail.
Either way, your taunts were an epic fail."


"We shot back because he shot at us -- and we shot at him a lot."
[2016/09/08, criminal was shot ~28 times]

"EMS arrives, they take him [criminal] to the hospital. He undergoes emergency surgery, but quite frankly, there's no way to save him, because he's full of holes."

"We didn't choose to shoot him.
He chose for us to shoot him.
And we accommodated him."


"He's a documented, pedigreed, thug.
"He was a BAAAAAAAD man.
Now he's a DEEEEAAAAD man."


"Hey, Mr. Murderer. You've made your last purchase. We are going to find you."
[2016/09/06, criminal was arrested 2 days later]

"We've caught 100% of the murderers in the last 8 years.
Just pack up, your murdering butt, and leave the county."


"He points his gun at one of our deputies.
And when he does that, it's the last thing he does.
Our deputies shot him, and he was deceased on the ground."


"This guy [fake cop] wanted a uniform so much,
we gave him one, an ORANGE uniform."

[2017 video]

"He said he likes hand-cuffs and blind-folds.
Well, the good news for him is, he got his hand-cuffs [put on him by us]."

[2017 video]

"Nothing warms our heart more,
to file more criminal charges against them."

[2017 video]

"Can't at least the under-cover agent grope me?", asked an old perv arrested for vice.
"No, but you sure will be able to find someone inside the county jail who will want to grope you!".

"There's always room in our Cross-Bar Hotel."
[2017 video]

"I think he should spend some vacation time at the Polk County Jail."

"We don't need more laws!
We need people to follow the ones that are there."

[2017 video]

"We pay our taxes so that the federal government
can pay these criminals to not work while they steal our stuff."

[video, paraphrased]

"We pay our taxes, we don't mind helping those that [truly] need help.
But we're giving [forced to by Federal government], to a DRUG DEALER,
who deals in millions of dollars worth of drugs, FEDERAL ASSISTANCE."

[2014/03/19, major drug bust]

"You wanna know something else you can't believe?
Multi-million dollar drug dealers [Mexicans],
here illegally, and they're getting federal assistance.
If that just doesn't rip the button off your shirt, I don't know what does."

[2019/04/24, video 44 arrested, paraphrased]

"You need to not only tell them [politicians] they're out of their mind,
you need to vote them out of office."

[2017 video]

"It starts with presidential candidates who are up there yapping
and saying anything they can to get a vote."

[2016/10/05, Operation Fall Sweep]

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  • For many years, Sheriff Judd advised schools to arm teachers and citizens to be armed. To save lives, Judd had to circumvent "no-gun zones" laws by deputizing teachers. Florida legislature has since then wrote laws for school safety based on Judd's initiatives.