Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Toby, Ted, Rodney and Me.

Its appropriate that the title of this post sounds like a country music song. Its about my day with Toby Keith, Ted Nugent, and Rodney Carrington. The three along with Claire Forlani, ("CSI: NY"), country icon Willie Nelson, Barry Corbin, ("No Country For Old Men," "Dukes of Hazzard"), and Tom Skerritt ("Brothers and Sisters") were filming the movie "Beer for my Horses" in Santa Fe.

As has become usual for Santa Fe, The Sheriff's Office provided security and traffic control for the movie, paid for by the production company at over time rates. I visited the set and Ted Nugent, Toby Keith, and Rodney Carrington joined Burt Reynolds, Adam Sandler, and Chris Rock as honorary deputies in Santa Fe County. I had lunch on the set and watched some set up for the nights filming. It was a lot of fun and I thank the stars and the staff on the set for treating me like a star.

Ted Nugent and myself on the set of Beer for my Horses.


Toby Keith getting sworn in by Sheriff Greg Solano as a Honorary Deputy


Rodney Carrington and I strike a pose.


The Nuge signs an autograph for me.

Some may remember that Toby Keith gave Barry Switzer a friend and supporter of mine a signed guitar for my Re-election campaign. We raffled the guitar off at a fund raiser which was attended by Barry Switzer, former Oklahoma University and Dallas Cowboy head coach, who mingled with the crowd and signed autographs.

This last weekend Ted Nugent (his honorary commission says Theodore Nugent) called my cell phone and expressed his prayers for Deputy Robert Shepard of Lincoln County. Deputy Shepard was shot by a fugitive on March 18, 2008 and is in an El Paso Hospital fighting for his life. Ted said he wants to be back in New Mexico in a few weeks and would like to visit the Deputy. I am sure all of law enforcement appreciates Ted's support.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Toby's a registered Democrat...

Sheriff Greg Solano said...

I apologize to Toby and I have corrected the blog post. At the time the guitar was given to me I was told differently. Thank You.

Tim said...

This is a great read Sheriff and I am glad that you have had such a great experience with the stars. I have met Ted many times over the last few years and there is no doubt that he is the real deal.

Anonymous said...

Law enforcement has never looked so good.

Anonymous said...

Law enforcement's never looked so handsome as what the blonde haired blue eyed tall drink of water does,

Anonymous said...

I feel safer already