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Grady Judd 2019: A look back at the Polk County Sheriff's most memorable quotes

Posted at 7:04 AM, Dec 27, 2019

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — His county spans more than 2,000 square miles, and his knack for analogies, metaphors and showmanship is unmatched in the Tampa Bay area.

Grady Judd 2019: The Polk Sheriff's most memorable quotes

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has been serving the citizens of Polk since 1972 and has been their Sheriff since 2004.

He has gained a reputation around the Tampa Bay area and beyond for how he conducts business in Polk County, often times providing memorable quotes to really get his point across.

"We were on him like prison stripes on a criminal," Judd said of one suspect.

Catch phrases like "are ya kidding me?" and "come on, man" can be heard at many Polk Sheriff's Office pressers.

For the third year in a row, we've compiled some of our favorite Grady Judd sayings into an epic montage.

2018 Best of Grady Judd

The Gradiest moments of 2018 courtesy of Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd

You can also see our 2017 Best of Grady Judd by clicking here.

"I think it's important to communicate with the people I love and that's the people in this community," Judd has told ABC Action News in the past. "And I communicate so they understand how I feel. It's easy for me to see the humor or the reality, or sometimes the sadness of an event, and I try to communicate that clearly and effectively."