A New Spirit, A New Direction

Ready to lead the Bradley County Sheriff's Office into the future. Prepared to lead, Ready to serve.

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Election Night Victory Celebration

Election Night Victory Celebration is planned at the Mountain View Inn, 8pm on May 6th. Come join us and enjoy special entertainment by Tim Chastain and Eight Days After. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the night.

NRA Releases Statement Concerning Ruth’s Untruthfulness

“During the past few weeks, you may have seen a campaign ad in a local newspaper or received a postcard by the “Re-elect Jim Ruth Sheriff Campaign” claiming that Sheriff Jim Ruth has received an “A+” rating from the National Rifle Association and that Sheriff Ruth has been endorsed byRead More…

NRA denies Ruth’s claim of support

Throughout this campaign, Jim Ruth has continuously made allegations that have been proven to be lies, their entire campaign seems to be based solely on attacking me with lies.  Hopefully before election day the lies will stop from their campaign. However, they have a terrible record of mismanagement since beingRead More…

Eric Watson’s Family Fun Day


Everybody is invited to Eric Watson’s Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 29th, 1pm to 6pm at the Bradley Central High School Gym. Come enjoy great Musical Entertainment, Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, Hula Hoop Contest, Magic Shows, Balloon Art Animals, Clowns, Bouncy Air Toys, Pizza, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, andRead More…

Tennessee Ethics Commission rules against Ruth and in favor of Watson


Nashville- Today the Tennessee Ethics Commission investigated the allegations made by Sheriff Jim Ruth against Rep. Eric Watson and found Ruth’s allegations frivolous, without merit, and ruled against Jim Ruth. “I view Jim Ruth’s complaint as frivolous and a borderline abuse of process, “said Tennessee Ethics Registry member Hank Fincher.Read More…

Eric Watson’s BBQ Pork Rally


Please join Eric Watson for a BBQ Rally on Saturday, March 15th, 4pm at North Lee Elementary School. Come enjoy some Barbeque and music by “2X2 Quartet” and talk with the next Sheriff of Bradley County, Eric Watson

George R. Stuart School Packs the Park for Watson


What an incredible turn out at George R. Stuart School. The Lord blessed us with for our Big Burger Bash! We served over 700 Hamburgers and over 150 Hot Dogs. Great weather, turnout, fun, food, music and more. Thank you to everyone!

Eric Watson’s BURGER BASH & Rally


Please join Eric Watson for a Burger Bash on Saturday, February 22nd, 5pm at George R. Stuart Elementary School. Come enjoy a burger, music by “Heartstrings” and talk with the next Sheriff of Bradley County, Eric Watson. Free Admission…

Taking The High Road


It is regretful that the Ruth/Bird Administration is deciding to run a negative campaign rather than on their own record. But Mr. Ruth doesn’t have a good record. I am really not surprised by the attacks from the Bird/Ruth campaign. I expect it to get worse as we move closerRead More…

Old Fashioned Chili Supper Rally


Please join Eric Watson for an Old Fashioned Chili Supper Rally on Saturday, January 25th, 5pm at Prospect Elementary School. Come enjoy a good bowl of chili, music by “The Seekers” and talk with the next Sheriff of Bradley County, Eric Watson. Free Admission & Everyone Welcome!

The question that you may ask is why have I made the decision to run for sheriff and the answer is simple, I have a love for law enforcement and for this county. I am convinced that my experience, training and accomplishments have prepared me to lead this office to better serve you by using its resources to the fullest and by allowing its professional men and women to reach their potential. I ask you to join in with me and share the VISION and take Bradley County back.