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Local sheriffs support state association’s stance

For the Cumberland Times-News Cumberland Times-News

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland Sheriffs’ Association has announced that it is ready to work to create a safer community for all Marylanders through a comprehensive approach.

Gun control alone will not solve the problem of extreme violence. Society needs a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to this worsening problem, including addressing media violence, drugs, gangs and the breakdown of the family,” the association said in a resolution.

Garrett County Sheriff Rob Corley and Allegany County Sheriff Craig Robertson support the state association in its efforts to create safe communities.

“As the sheriff of Garrett County, I join the entire national community in mourning the senseless tragedy and loss of innocent lives in places like Newtown, Connecticut,” Corley said. “However, I, like many other jurisdictions, do not believe that the loss of constitutional rights, privileges and protection are something that should be lost or traded in the name of public safety in order to secure a false sense of security. I stand with the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association as well as the National Sheriffs’ Association in supporting and endorse legislation, which would strengthen public safety by restricting gun ownership from individuals who suffer from certain mental illnesses and with that same enthusiasm support tougher penalties for those who engage in criminal acts committed with fire-arms.”

Robertson also provided a statement: “I join my fellow Garrett County Sheriff Rob Corley and the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association in supporting legislation aimed at strengthening public safety for our citizens. In doing so we should aim our sights on keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and individuals not capable of comprehending their actions, due to mental illnesses. To do so, we must allow law enforcement access to this information in order to successfully complete accurate background investigations. Taking away a citizen’s constitutional right is not the answer. Unfortunately, acts of violence and gun violence have and will continue to victimize our community and our country. We all have an obligation to our families, our community, our citizens and our country to be engaged in securing our weapons from falling into the wrong control.”

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Who I Am My name is Jay Ferguson, and I am a lifelong resident of the Deep Creek Lake area. I am also co-owner of the real estate side of Taylor Made. I have been in the real estate business for 21+ years now and I LOVE what I do! I have to say, my career really took off when I co-founded the real estate side of Taylor Made in 2014. Its been an amazing experience, building a real estate company from the ground up and achieving so much so quickly! In August 2016, we purchased Long & Foster Real Estate Deep Creek, where I had started my career in 2000. In 2018, we on-boarded virtually every agent from Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty as they closed up shop and the real estate family grew even more! We now have over 40 sales agents and have expanded to West Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well. Taylor Made is the #1 vacation rental company at Deep Creek with over 475 vacation rental homes, and over one hundred thousand yearly visitors. Its amazing what we have accomplished using the principles of honesty, teamwork and customer service! Personally, my wife Jessica and I enjoy traveling and especially spending time in the outdoors, hiking and exploring the many diverse areas that Garrett County is naturally blessed with. We have raised two wonderful children here, Kayleah (22) and Noah (13). In the summer, we love spending time on the water with friends & family and enjoying the lake life! We are both active in our church, our community & local school activities, and we fill our schedule with plenty of volunteer efforts. I currently serve on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity. I am proud to say that I was named Deep Creek Time’s Favorite ‘Community Champion’ in 2019. I was also named Garrett County Realtor of the Year in 2018-19, as well. I really enjoy promoting my hometown. I am very proud of the resort area that has developed over my lifetime and look forward to growing the area even more! Deep Creek Lake has been described as ‘The Lake Tahoe of the east', and I think that speaks volumes about the potential to own property here! Deep Creek Lake isn't really a town or city by itself; it's comprised of three towns: Oakland, Swanton & McHenry, Maryland. I am very passionate about my hometown and am impressed with how many people know about it as we travel around the country. Deep Creek Lake is an amazing place to visit and even better place to live! During the pandemic in 2020, our market exploded and more and more people left their primary residence in the city to live here permanently. With distance learning in schools and tele-commuting becoming the ‘norm’, many more people were drawn to the area to ‘live where they love to play’. Why You Want Me Working for You: In addition to being an owner, I am consistently one of the top-producing agents in the entire area and the Associate Broker of record for Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales. I have 21+ years of experience and I am a problem solver. There aren’t many situations that I have not encountered and I have a strategy for almost every scenario that you may encounter. I have extensively trained in all areas of real estate & emerging technologies, and also have trained as an appraiser, as well as served as a full-time Broker. I have a strong knowledge of the industry, as well as many trusted local contacts & affiliations that allow me to perform at a very high level and deliver results. I have a great deal of respect for my peers in this industry and have strong working relationships that I would love to put to work for you. Call me to discuss your situation - I know I can be of great service to you & others you care about! Honesty. Integrity. Results.

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