Sheriff Bill Gore knows what many rank-and-file cops and deputies say about him. That he’s not one of them. He’s a fed. From the arrogant FBI, no less. He’s never patrolled the mean streets in the lonely predawn hours with his life on the line.
The perception is a key reason he lost the endorsement of his own deputies and 24 other police associations to an opponent, Jim Duffy, in the race for sheriff.
“I hear it all the time,” Gore said of the outsider label. “It’s just not my nature to say, ‘Hey guys, I’ve done this, I’ve kicked doors in.’ I point out the job of the sheriff is not to kick down doors and get in shootouts.”
Gore is reluctantly starting to tell his door-kicking stories now to shake the image. There’s the one where he and other FBI agents storm a hijacked airplane on the tarmac at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in 1972, saving passengers and wounding the gunman.
And the one where he pulls the trigger on his shotgun and kills a bank robber who’d pointed a handgun at his face. That was 1979. Gore was 31, about to get married to a fellow agent who was inside the bank, posing as a manager.
“It’s just like it happened yesterday. It’s still in slow motion, tunnel vision. I can see when my pellets hit him. I can see him turning and twisting.”
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Gore has a reputation for lies, half-truths, or evoking the 5th when he was about to be indicted for "murder". If you look at his history in Law Enforcement, one would conclude that he is more of a criminal than the people that he arrests. Case in point...Hannah Anderson. Gore comes out saying she went along of her free will. When the mother and brother come up dead.... Gore needs Hannah Anderson to be a "victim". After DiMaggio is conveniently killed by the FBI HRT with "no witnesses within 2 miles" Gore is off the "political hot seat" as long as Hannah Anderson is "the lil victim". No Bill Gore is a evil man under that button down FBI look that he portrays. Gore is going to suppress evidence that possibly implicates Hannah Anderson in the murder of 2 people and led to the killing of DiMaggio. That's the William Gore that's running for Sheriff in San Diego County.