Jason Youngblood is this week’s Rising Republican Star and the Republican nominee for Pike County Sheriff. Jason has spent his entire adult life serving and protecting others through his career of 18 years as a police officer and a continuing 19 years as a member of the Alabama National Guard. He is currently a Sergeant and shift supervisor with the Troy Police Department and a Sergeant First Class in the Alabama National Guard.
Jason’s grandfather, Hayden Youngblood, was a Troy police officer who was killed in the line of duty. Stories of his grandfather’s sacrifice and legacy of service profoundly influenced Jason’s decision to take a career in law enforcement.
>>>A Troy native, Jason attended Troy University and graduated from Columbia Southern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He later attended and graduated from the Southwest Alabama Police Academy. In addition, Jason is a graduate of the Los Medanos Police Academy in California, where he was put through a rigorous physical fitness program focusing on improving and maintaining physical and mental fitness. Jason also learned to master the technical skills of firearms operation, defensive tactics and emergency vehicle operation.
His 18 year career has been spread through police departments in Ozark, Dothan and Troy. He is trained as a bomb technician, certified as a Weapons of Mass Destruction instructor and has extensive supervision experience and training using advanced criminal surveillance techniques as part of the Central Alabama Drug Task Force.
Jason’s life of service to our state and nation is evident through his service in the Alabama National Guard. He recently completed an active duty tour, from October 2012 to May 2014, with the Alabama National Guard, where he is a member of the domestic terrorism unit that works with other states on preparedness and in support civilian authorities. Jason will spend much of August with the Alabama National Guard training in South Korea. While this training will take him away from the campaign trail, he knows that he will be serving the people in Pike County and the State of Alabama while on this tour.
On his campaign as Pike County Sheriff, Jason states, “Our citizens deserve and should demand the highest standards from our sheriff – the county’s chief law enforcement officer. When elected, I promise our Sheriff’s department will be one the people of Pike County will respect and take pride in.”
Jason’s resume is without a doubt impressive and extensive. His well-rounded career in law enforcement will serve him well as he continues to protect the people of Pike County as their sheriff. Jason Youngblood is an Alabama Republican we can all rally around. The Alabama Republican Party encourages you all to get to know Jason and support his campaign! We look forward to witnessing the great services Jason will continue to provide for his county and state.