Randy Sutton is a man of many talents. He is the National Spokesman for the grass roots law enforcement support group BlueLivesMatter and the host of BLUE LIVES RADIO, THE VOICE OF AMERICAN LAW ENFORCEMENT on Americaoutloud.com, a podcast that gives news, opinions, interviews and stories about all things related to policing.
Randy was born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey where after graduating high school, he joined the Princeton Borough Police Department becoming one of the youngest police officers in the state. He served the town for 10 years before joining the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department where he served for almost 24 years, retiring at the rank of lieutenant. During his service he distinguished himself as one of the highest decorated officers in department history having earned multiple Lifesaving awards, Exemplary Service awards, Community Service and the Medal of Valor. He was also awarded a Presidential Point of Light Award by President George W. Bush for his creation of a reading program for inner city children. He has spoken to thousands of law enforcement officers about what he calls “Ethical Survival” in his hard hitting seminar “Policing With Honor.”
Randy was one of the most featured officers on the popular television series COPS, having appeared in three separate seasons which led to his being cast in a role as a police officer in the Academy Award winning film, CASINO with Robert Deniro and Sharon Stone. Other film and TV roles followed, including FOOLS RUSH IN, MISS CONGENIALITY II, THE ROAD HOME, CLOVERS MOVIE, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED, and a co-starring role opposite James Caan in the pilot episode of LAS VEGAS.
Randy is a nationally known expert and commentator on law enforcement issues and has been featured on FOX & FRIENDS and the ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK, the DR DREW SHOW and is the CRIME AND SAFETY on air personality for KTNV TV Las Vegas.
He has appeared on hundreds of radio shows across the nation including Patriot Radio, Malcolm Out Loud, The David Webb Show and others. His articles have been published in The New York Dailey News, Townhall.com, The Dailey Caller, Policeone.com, Law Officer Magazine, Police Magazine and others. He is the host of BLUE LIVES RADIO, The Voice of American Law Enforcement on the OUTLOUD AMERICA NETWORK.
During his police career, Randy penned three popular books about his, and other officer’s experiences. TRUE BLUE, Police Stories by Those Who Have Lived Them was his first. Moved by the tragedy of 9/11, Randy wanted to bring to life stories from officers on the New York Police Department as well as officers from around the nation. He donated the royalties for a fund set up for the families of the officers killed in the attack. Two other books followed including the critically acclaimed A COPS LIFE and a second edition of TRUE BLUE, To Protect and Serve.
A series of life changing events took place at the end of Randy’s police career. An officer involved shooting (OIS), the terminal illness and subsequent death of his mother and an undiagnosed serious illness combined to cause Randy to suffer a career ending stroke while he was on patrol. As devastating as the stroke was, Randy also believed that it gave him a great gift, “The Gift of Clarity” he terms it, “A Sense of Mission.”
Eyvaine Walker-Lindsey, Founder/Director Moms of Law Enforcement Officers, FOP Auxiliary Member DC Lodge #1.
(Photo courtesy Eyvaine Walker-Lindsey, graphics by LET)