"Lt. Edward Schreier of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement, “These are the types of situations that law enforcement officers across the country fear the most. It reminds us that sometimes in the protection of our communities we don’t make it home. Thankfully, the efforts of the law enforcement officers ensured that not only did they get to go home to their families, but so too did the people on the road that day. The hard work endured in the successful prosecution of this case by Bill McDermott and the Office of the State’s Attorney is deeply appreciated. It demonstrates an unshakable bond between our agencies that projects a unified and unmistakable message of strength to criminals." - Lt. Schreier, quoted from WBOC Article December 13, 2017 after the successful prosecution of Glenn Allen Carmean for Assaulting Deputy Kyle Hayes.
"I am grateful to Bill McDermott, Wade Pusey, and his Mom, Sharon Pusey for making the extra courageous effort to come to Annapolis and testify in strong support of this important public safety bill." -Delegate Mary Beth Carozza, February 7th, 2018.
"Worcester County is in great hands!" -Commissioner Bud Church, January 27th, 2018
"I trust Bill McDermott. As our next State's Attorney, he will be part of the one two punch in fighting the bad guys. As we say, experience matters, and Bill is both experienced and exceptional". -Mike McDermott, Candidate for Worcester County Sheriff, January 10th, 2018.
"The super hero of the Ednie family. No one deserves this more than Bill. A truly amazing person". -James Ednie, father of JR Ednie who was killed by a drunk driver in Ocean City, January 8th, 2018
"Having worked on many serious cases with Bill McDermott, I know just how prepared he is for trial. Criminals don't want a trial with Bill." -Detective Joseph Bailey, Worcester County Criminal Bureau of Investigation, February 9th, 2018.
"Bill McDermott is meant for the job of State's Attorney. It has been his quest from the very beginning when he was just a law school intern at the State's Attorney's Office in Montgomery County. He has a common sense approach and a caring nature and the people of Worcester County would be lucky to have him." -Barbara Morales, Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office Discovery Compliance Director, December 31st, 2018.
"For four years I worked as an assistant public defender in Worcester County. Mr. McDermott was not only my opponent, but my colleague and friend. Billy has a mindset for fairness and tenacity in protecting the people of Worcester County. As a defense attorney, I know, first hand, how important it is to have an honest representative for the state of Maryland. Billy has been that and more. Criminal defense attorneys must protect the rights of their clients. State’s Attorneys must protect the rights of all people in the state, including defendants. With Billy, I knew that although he would fight diligently to prove his case, he would never sacrifice his vows as an officer of the court and a protector of the county. Billy is homegrown Worcester County and his work here, with the judges and law enforcement, means that he understands the interests and needs of the community. The justice system in Worcester County could not be better served by any other attorney." -Natalie Whittingham, Former Assistant Public Defender in Worcester County, February 8th, 2018.
"After 35 years in law enforcement, I had the distinct privilege to serve with Bill McDermott at the State's Attorney's Office. I have never met another professional that has the intelligence, dedication and integrity that Bill possesses and embodies. His experience and skill as a prosecutor is unsurpassed and could stand alone, but it's his ability to lead by example with love and dedication to the people of Worcester county that sets him apart.
He has a unique insight into the lives and needs of Worcester County residents that you can only find from a "home grown boy." He has chosen to come home to serve his own and has already made a difference in the lives of so many.
I worked with someone who truly lives and breathes the calling to be a civil servant. He prosecutes criminals with an unparalleled determination and finesse. But it doesn't stop there.
From his staff, to witnesses and to the victims he protects, he serves with an empathetic grace that makes us all feel like we are a part of something bigger.....part of the sao family.
It was an honor to work with Bill and Worcester County will not only be electing a State's Attorney but will gain a lifelong friend, protector and leader." -Rick Taylor, Former D-Sgt with the Maryland State Police, February 10th, 2018.