Barnstable County Sheriff's Office news release:
It is Lobsters versus Steaks on the line as the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs square off for the AFC Championship game on Sunday. In a gesture of good will and pride in the New England Patriots, Barnstable County Sheriff James Cummings challenged Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forté to a friendly wager of six Cape Cod Lobsters (if the Patriots lose) and six Kansas City Steaks (if the Patriots win).
“I am looking forward to enjoying the Kansas City Steaks from Sheriff Forté. I feel confident that our six Cape Cod lobsters are safe with Brady and Belichick seeking their sixth Superbowl title” said Sheriff Cummings.
Both Sheriffs have enjoyed long and successful careers in law enforcement. Sheriff James Cummings was elected as the Sheriff of Barnstable County and sworn into office in January 1999. Sheriff Cummings began his career in Law Enforcement in 1974 when he entered the State Police Academy in Framingham. After assignments as a uniformed State Trooper out of the Framingham Barracks and Logan Airport, he was assigned to investigate organized crime in the Boston and South Shore areas. Sheriff Cummings retired as the Detective Lieutenant in charge of the State Police Detectives covering Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties in 1997 to run for office. Elected and sworn into office in 1999, then subsequently re-elected in 2004, 2010 and 2016, Sheriff Cummings oversees the multi-faceted Barnstable County Sheriff's Office which includes the operations of the Barnstable County Correctional Facility, the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, the Civil Process Unit, a K9 unit, a Marine Unit and the Emergency Communications (911 Dispatch) Center.
Sheriff Darryl Forté is the first African-American Sheriff of Jackson County, MO. Prior to becoming Sheriff, he was the Police Chief of the Kansas City, MO Police Department. As a results-oriented professional with 31+ years of comprehensive experience, Sheriff Forté’s career has afforded him to serve in areas of administrative police affairs, including a proven record of leadership; suppression of crimes through community partnerships utilizing crime prevention strategies; national recognition for successful risk management initiatives; effective management of civil unrest in Kansas City, Missouri, during tumultuous times; and recognition for outstanding community engagement efforts.