Morro Bay Peace Officers' Association endorses Rick Grantham

The Morro Bay Peace Officers' Association has endorsed Rick Grantham for mayor, citing his "long-standing history of service to our community, along with his open-minded and reasoned approach to city government."

The association praised Grantham for his years as a police volunteer.

"We have also worked together during recent years to provide a free Thanksgiving meal to our citizens, (and) during the holiday season, to bring toys and the "holiday spirit" to our residents, and recently he supported our department's commitment to children by joining our team for the Miracle Miles for Kids, " the association wrote in a news release.

In addition, the association wrote that Grantham "understands that a strong police force is a protective measure to effectively preserve the unique character of our community that so many cherish as they live, work, and visit here."