Have breakfast with Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., “The People’s Sheriff,” at Knife Rights’ Sharper Future™ Awards Breakfast on June 6 during BLADE Show in Atlanta.
A fearless and outspoken defender of the Constitution and the Second Amendment, Clarke will start your Saturday right with a talk that is sure to entertain and inspire.
After the breakfast, attendees can enjoy the BLADE Show, the world’s largest knife show held next door at Cobb Galleria Centre.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is a lifelong resident of the city of Milwaukee, a graduate of Marquette University High School and a summa cum laude graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin. In 2013 he received his Masters in Security Studies from the US Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
After serving 24 years in the Milwaukee Police Department, in March 2002 Clarke was appointed Milwaukee County Sheriff by Gov. Scott McCallum. In November 2002 he was elected to his first four-year term, earning 64 percent of the vote. He was re-elected in November 2006, 2010, and 2014, increasing his margin of victory to 79 percent in the last campaign. The 2014 victory came after billionaire Michael Bloomberg spent a small fortune trying to defeat Clarke in the primary in an effort to crush an outspoken pro-Second Amendment supporter.
Clarke is a frequent guest commentator for national news organizations and associations as an expert on law enforcement, the Second Amendment and homeland security issues, including: CNN, Fox News, Glenn Beck, The Washington Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, Politico.com, National Rifle Association, Conservative Political Action Conference, and the US Concealed Carry Association.
In 2013 Clarke received the Sheriff of the Year Award from the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association for “staying true to his oath, true to his badge, and true to the people he has promised to serve and protect.” In 2015 he received of the Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award from the Conservative Political Action Conference. CPAC only presents the award in years when it deems it is merited, to an individual “who stands up for their principles, even when doing so puts them at risk physically, politically, or economically.”
Clarke is a member of numerous professional organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Major County Sheriffs’ Association, American Jail Association, Badger State Sheriff’s Association, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and the National Sheriffs’ Association, serving on its Legal Affairs Committee.
Knife Rights’ Sharper Future™ Awards Breakfast will be held June 6, at 7:30 a.m. in the Waverly Renaissance Hotel adjacent to Cobb Galleria Centre.
What Will You Find at the Show?
The show is June 5-7 and features more than 300 booths, 700 tables and the best selection of hunting knives you’re going to find anywhere. But if you know anything about BLADE, you probably know all that.
BLADE University is back for a second year. If you didn’t see it last year, here’s your chance. Classes are packed Thursday, Friday and Saturday with interested folks learning from legendary makers. Sign up for your favorites class-by-class so you’ll still have plenty of time to visit the Expo floor talking, browsing and buying.
- Knives the ABS Way | Multiple Sessions | The American Bladesmith Society
- How To Sharpen Any Blade | Big Knives, Axes/Tomahawks, Razors and More | Murray Carter
- Bushcraft Knife Survival School | Multiple Sessions | Abe Elias
What’s Your Approach to Saving?
Take in all of the action on the Expo floor — hundreds of tables, thousands of products — exciting demos just outside Expo Hall and exclusive courses taught by industry leaders at our best rate!
1-Day Bundle: $50 (1-Day Blade Show ticket + 2 BLADE U Classes)
3-Day Bundle: $85 (all weekend pass to BLADE Show + 3 BLADE U Classes)
It’s become the world’s largest knife show for a reason. If there’s a blade you want, odds are good it’ll be here. Come get it.