"Become proficient, get a concealed firearms license, and carry it [your gun].
If you need to shoot somebody, shoot 'em a lot.
You're responsible for protecting yourself until we arrive."
[2017/11, Sheriff Judd supports right-to-defense.]
A pussified reporter questioned why Polk county's SWAT shot 68 times
a worthless criminal sub-human .....
....."That's all the bullets we had!", answered Sheriff Grady Judd.
"I think he should spend some vacation time in Frostproof at the Polk County Jail."
"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!"
"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 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."
"We shot back because he shot at us -- and we shot at him a lot."
[2016/09/08, 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."
"It starts with presidential candidates who are up there yapping and saying anything they can to get a vote."
"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."
"Do you want somebody [a teacher] to step out and stop 'em?
Or do you want them [the murderer] to go into the class-rooms and slaughter your babies?"
[2018/02, advising arming teachers]
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."