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  • Valor7: I could have worded that better, we talked details, options, the pros and cons of each, in  order to arrive at the best ballot language to present to the voters. Hope that makes this clearer.
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  • Valor7: Yes and no. We talked details and options until we were blue in the face but I never heardbring it over, it was always the time was not right for the issue to pass. Glad to see the time in now right and I for one shall vote yes on the ballot. I would urge all others to do the sameour county is busting at the seams crimewise and no matter how many bad guys we send off there always seems to someone to replace them. The Sheriff's Office needs the help.
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PRESS RELEASE
10/19/15
41 SENTENCED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
OVER THE LAST 2 MONTHS
23 Sentenced to Department of Corrections in Circuit Court Action in August 2015

1.      Michael Bolar of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Aggravated Stalking.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
2.      Samantha Tull of Waynesville. The defendant was on probation for Forgery and Burglary 1st Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each charge.  The St. Robert Police Department and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
3.      William Bradley Uherka of Crocker. The defendant was on probation for Burglary 2nd Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
4.      Kayla Bennett of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Assault 2nd Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
5.      Chad Carpenter of Waynesville. The defendant was on probation for Identity Theft.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
6.      Marc Faulkner of Crocker. The defendant was on probation for Burglary 2nd Degree, Stealing, and Manufacturing an Imitation Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Headrick granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years, seven years, and four years on each charge in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department and Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated these cases.
7.      Jerod Gan of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
8.      Jeffery Berkshire of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to eight years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
9.      Gene Rickerson of Iberia. The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
10.  Laquan Witty of Waynesville. The defendant was on probation for Escape From Custody.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
11.  Richard Gillmore of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
12.  John Lively of Russellville, Missouri.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
13.  Nichole Jones-Green of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
14.  Austin Hodgins of Waynesville. The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
15.  William Loveall of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Resisting Arrest.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections. The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
16.  Jamie Stovall of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
17.  Brett McDaniels of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary 2nd Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
18.  Jody Dismang of Lebanon. The defendant pled guilty to Stealing.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
19.  Erica Fuller of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
20.  Willie Caldwell of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary 1st Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Headrick granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
21.  Heather McCurley of Crocker. The defendant was on probation for Domestic Assault 2nd Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
22.  Jeremy McAllister of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary 2nd Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
23.  Corey Haggard of St. Robert. The defendant pled guilty to Robbery in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
18 Sentenced to Department of Corrections in Circuit Court Action
in September 2015
1.      Dominic Smith of St. Robert. The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
2.      James McDaniel of Odessa, Texas.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary 2nd Degree and Stealing.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections on each charge.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
3.      Serena Green of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
4.      Ryan Kelley of Springfield.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary 2nd Degree, 3 counts of Sealing, and Forgery.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five separate sentences of seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
5.      Mario Scarpetti of Waynesville. The defendant was on probation for two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
6.      Latisha Cocroft of St. Robert. The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
7.      John Vodicka of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for felony Operating a Vehicle Without a Valid License.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
8.      Robert Baxter of Springfield.  The defendant was on probation for felony Driving While Revoked.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
9.      Travis Ranney of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Rape in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant was also on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Stealing.  As a result of his guilty plea, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each of these charges.  The Waynesville Police Department, Crocker Police Department, and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
10.  Ricki Rains of Laquey. The defendant was on probation for Stealing.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
11.  Rachel Yracheta of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing.  As a result of her plea, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
12.  Craig Bueavais of Crocker. The defendant pled guilty to Receiving Stolen Property.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
13.  Jerome Williamson of Waynesville. The defendant was on probation for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
14.  Neil Couillard of Mansfield. The defendant pled guilty to Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree and Incest.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to twenty years on the first charge and four years on the second charge in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department invested this case.
15.  Dylan January of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
16.  Michael Ebert of Springdale, Arkansas.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary 2nd Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
17.  Bliss Buza of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
18.  Kevin Zimmerman of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Sexual Contact with a Student.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
“I commend the hard work and dedication of the law enforcement professionals whose efforts are reflected in these sentences,” said Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney. “Offenders need to understand that if they commit crimes and/or fail to follow the terms and conditions of their probation, they are going to face the consequences, which is often prison, as these defendants discovered.”
 
The cases were prosecuted by Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Dean Matthews, and Katie Croker.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.
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HILLMAN BECOMES MAPA PRESIDENT


Kevin Hillman is set to take the helm of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (MAPA). Hillman, who is the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, will lead the Association that represents Missouri’s prosecutors over the next year. “There have been many calls for reform of the criminal justice system over the past several years,” said Hillman. "Prosecutors have led the way for many of those reforms, including revising the criminal code, recording police interrogations when dangerous felonies are committed, improving diversion programs, and supporting reasonable parole eligibility for truly non-violent offenders. "Recently, however, much criticism has been leveled at prosecutors and law enforcement officers who work to keep our communities safe. Many of these criticisms miss the mark in an attempt to blame the criminal justice system for too many of society’s woes. “Unfortunately, a host of ideas that are promoted under the guise of ‘reforming’ the criminal justice system would actually open the floodgates of our prisons, erode valuable Truth in Sentencing laws, decriminalize serious offenses, and undermine the autonomy of locally elected prosecutors who are elected by and accountable to our communities. None of these ideas are good. And none of them really go to the heart of the legitimate challenges we face as a society. “Instead, the answer is to refocus community efforts on strengthening families, improving educational and employment opportunities, obeying the law, and fostering respect for police officers who put their lives on the line to provide safe communities. Over the next year, my prosecutor colleagues and I look forward to an honest discussion about how to achieve what everyone truly wants: a safe and productive Missouri.” Hillman is the 46th president of MAPA since its inception in 1969. He succeeds immediate past-president and Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight. Christian County Prosecuting Attorney Amy Fite is the Association’s president-elect. Other officers include Cole County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Richardson and Taney County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Merrell. Hillman is the elected prosecutor for Pulaski County. In 2010, he began his first term as the elected prosecutor and he now is in his second term. Hillman attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Government. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. Hillman graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2000. He began his prosecution career as an assistant prosecutor with Butler County, Ohio. He was accepted into the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps and stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. After leaving active duty, Hillman continued to serve in the Missouri Army National Guard. Hillman was deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 35th Combat Aviation Brigade. He currently holds the rank of lieutenant colonel and serves as the Command Judge Advocate of the 35th Combat Aviation Brigade, which is located in Sedalia, Missouri. #
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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / “The Sheriff’s View” (#137)
« Last post by Lepard LLC on September 21, 2015, 02:33:27 AM »
“The Sheriff’s View” (#137)

For those of you looking for the “new or unusual” as we report in some of these articles, this week may seem a little mundane for readers seeking something exciting. Not that newsworthy incidents did not occur in this County last week but I try to avoid being redundant regarding drugs and crime.

In some ways were are fortunate that no major incidents have occurred recently, due to the lack of manpower this agency has been dealing with over the past two months. Your Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department has been four patrolmen short lately, with three being out with surgeries. Two of these resulted from on-the-job injuries and the third was an off-duty accident. One of the on-duty injuries occurred during a dog attack on the deputy and the second happened during a foot chase.

This agency also recently lost a deputy who took a job with another law enforcement agency. This is expected on occasion due to deputies finding jobs at larger and/or higher paying departments. Even though the deputy who left was immediately replaced, we are confronted with a 3-5 month field training period before the new road deputy can be released to work solo.

This week it is expected that all three of the injured deputies will return to work, along with the new deputy being released from training. With a department that is very understaffed anyway, when four deputies are out, it makes a huge impact on the workload and response times to people needing law enforcement assistance. So needless to say, we welcome the return of a full staff this week.

Once again Cow Days returned to Dixon this past weekend, which resulted in a large draw of people from Pulaski and neighboring counties. Hopefully many of you had the opportunity to stop by and visit your deputies at the Sheriff’s Department booth, or those on foot patrol during the event. As usual, I enjoyed visiting with some of you while I was out there on Saturday.

I have been asked by numerous individuals recently about when we might start up the Town Hall meetings again. I am hoping for the next one to be around the end of October, or a few weeks afterwards. I really value the opinion and concerns of Pulaski County residents and these Town Hall meetings supply the prefect venue for us to visit. I should be announcing the next date and location in a few weeks.

This concludes another week’s summary as your Pulaski County sheriff, and I hope to see you here again next week. For more information about the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and other related items of interest, please visit our website (www.pcsheriff2.com), or on Facebook.

As always, stay safe and do something positive for your community.
 Sheriff Ronald Long







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Thank you so very much Kevin. Jim was a close friend of mine. I'm so glad one of those monsters has been put away.
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PRESS RELEASE
09/14/15
GRAVES KING SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS FOR HIS INVOLVEMENT IN THE HOME INVASION AND DEATH OF JAMES DUNHAM IN JUNE 2013
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that Graves King of St. Robert pled guilty on Friday in Scott County, on a change of venue from Pulaski County, to the charges of Burglary in the First Degree and Receiving Stolen Property for his role in the home invasion and death of James Dunham in St. Robert in June 2013. Mr. King was originally the prime suspect in the case, but evidence discovered during the investigation and prosecution now indicates that another suspect was the primary perpetrator. 
 
Judge David Dolan of Scott County sentenced Mr. King to fifteen years in the Department of Corrections on the Burglary in the First Degree charge and five years in the Department of Corrections on the Receiving Stolen Property charge, to run consecutive with one another.  In addition to those sentences, Mr. King is also serving a number of other sentences from other unrelated cases, which are:
 
a.       Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute from Phelps County, on a change of venue from Pulaski County-Twelve years in the Department of Corrections.
b.      Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Correctional Facility from Phelps County on a change of venue from Pulaski County-Seven years in the Department of Corrections.
c.       Unlawful Use of Methamphetamine Drug Paraphernalia from Phelps County on a change of venue from Pulaski County-Four years in the Department of Corrections.
d.      Possession of a Controlled Substance from Greene County-Five years in the Department of Corrections.
e.       Possession of a Controlled Substance from Greene County-Five years in the Department of Corrections.
f.       Possession of a Controlled Substance from Greene County-Five years in the Department of Corrections.
g.      Possession of a Controlled Substance from Christian County-Five years in the Department of Corrections.
h.      Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Felon from the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri-Seventy five months in the US Bureau of Prisons.
 
Charles Shattuck-Knabel remains charged with Murder in the Second Degree, along with a number of other charges related to the home invasion and death of James Dunham.  Mr. Shattuck-Knabel withdrew his previous pleas of guilty and his case has now been transferred on a change of venue to Morgan County for trial.
 
“I am pleased to bring resolution to his case and grateful that Mr. King is going to spend the vast majority of the rest of his life in prison, where he belongs.  This plea and sentence will now allow us to focus on the primary suspect in this case,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “I want to commend the work that the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department did investigating this case, especially Detective Doug Renno, the lead investigator in this case.”
 
This case was investigated by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.  This case was prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Attorney General Josh Harrel.
The Prosecutor’s Office reminds everyone that the charges against Mr. Shattuck-Knabel are merely an accusation and he remains innocent until proven guilty.


Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.
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Overdoses Investigation Lead to Multiple Arrests

Beginning the week of August 17th, the Pulaski County area experienced over one dozen heroin overdoses within a 10 day period, in which it is suspect that three deaths in Richland and Waynesville were caused by heroin.

A multi-agency initiative was implemented to identify the sources from which this deadly heroin was coming from, and terminate their operations. A small, strike-team quickly located possible suspects throughout the County, and began executing Search and Arrests warrants. Resulting from this investigation, numerous individuals from Pulaski County and the Chicago, IL. area were arrested. In addition, a substantial amount of heroin was seized during the course of this endeavor.

Arrested during this operation were the following individuals:

Jessica Hunter (33) – Distributing a Controlled Substance, $1,000,000 Bond.

Michael Beauchamp (30) – Distributing a Controlled Substance, $500,000 Bond.

Derrick Crenshaw (35) – Distributing a Controlled Substance Near a School,
 $500,000 Bond.

Rachael Yracheta (30) – Warrants for Theft ($5,000 Bond), Forgery ($10,000 Bond) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (No Bond).

Amanda Hayes (37) – Distributing a Controlled Substance, $250,000 Bond.

Latisha Cocroft (33) – Distributing a Controlled Substance, No Bond.

Additional charges and arrests may be forthcoming from these cases. Officers and deputies from numerous Pulaski County law enforcement agencies participated in this investigation, and received assistance from the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
 Sheriff Ronald Long
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Military Opinion / Re: OTC Hosting First-Ever Military Open House Saturday
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Read more The more knowledge and greater understanding.
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State News / Missouri’s Number of Critical Condition Bridges is Growing
« Last post by Lepard LLC on September 03, 2015, 05:53:51 PM »
Missouri’s Number of Critical Condition Bridges is Growing

JEFFERSON CITY – Just two-and-a-half years after the completion of the most intense bridge program in the state’s history, the number of critical-condition bridges in Missouri is growing again.

After the latest round of bridge inspections, the number of bridges in critical need of attention has risen to 641 – 50 more than a year ago. State Bridge Engineer Dennis Heckman says that trend is likely to continue.

“When we completed the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program in 2012, we stemmed the tide for a while,” he said. “But we knew that the curve would start going up again. Safe & Sound made a dent, however it did not repair or replace all of the state’s bad bridges. Now with a shrinking construction budget, the number of bad bridges is on the rise again.”

Missouri has 10,376 bridges on state highways, including 209 that are more than 1,000-feet long. While the Safe & Sound program replaced or repaired more than 800 bridges over four years, 50 to 100 fall into the “critical condition” category each year. Critical condition bridges are the state’s worst and with continued deterioration are just one or two steps from being closed.

“To get ahead of the game, we should be replacing more than 100 bridges per year,” Heckman said. “Instead, our funding levels are only allowing us to replace about 30. In 10 years, we’ll have about 1,500 bridges on the critical condition list.”

MoDOT also has about 1,400 bridges that have posted weight limits. Many of those are already on the list of critical condition bridges and many others are on the path to being added to the list.

Heckman stressed, however, that “critical condition” doesn’t mean unsafe. “We aggressively inspect our bridges. When we discover a problem that is a safety issue, we close the bridge,” Heckman said.

MoDOT currently has four bridges that were unexpectedly closed due to problems found. To learn more about them, go to http://www.modot.org/Bridges/
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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / “The Sheriff’s View” (#134)
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 “The Sheriff’s View” (#134)     
Usually it is a law enforcement agency that is clearing traffic congestion from an auto collision or some type of incident, but instead on Thursday evening your Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department (PCSD) seemed to be creating such in downtown Waynesville. Pedestrians and drivers all slowed for a few moments of gawking time when passing by the Courthouse at around 5:45 PM, upon observing a lawn full of law enforcement employees. Most were probably anticipating some type of exciting event, possibly a drug raid or threatening situation, but were possibly a little dismayed when seeing it was just a photographer holding Sheriff’s Department employees at bay with her camera.   
About twice a year PCSD employees gather for a “all hands on deck meeting,” and last Thursday was one of them. Along with discussing many law enforcement matters, it was also an opportunity to photograph approximately 60 Sheriff’s Department employees and volunteers for some media publications that are forthcoming. For your Sheriff: well, it was just a proud moment, such as a parent might experience at a family reunion with all family members present. So, for those curious passer-byers last Thursday, you now have your explanation. 
Also on Thursday, I attended my first meeting of the Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee in St. James. I joined several other area committee members, Crocker Police Chief Chris Twitchell and Waynesville Rural Fire Chief Doug Yurecko, who have been representatives on the committee for some time. Being the rookie member, it was definitely an informative, insightful and productive gathering, where matters regarding the safekeeping of our communities were discussed, along with disseminating grant money to public service entities in this region. In Pulaski County, several agencies were  recipients of grant monies for the purchasing of equipment that will help them serve their communities in a more efficient manner.     
  One thing that has always gained my respect while being a public servant is how many people and organizations actually donate time, food, services or items to public service entities, such as police, fire and EMS agencies. Ninety-nine percent of these kind hearted individuals fly under the radar by requesting that they receive no praise or pubic notoriety for their good deeds. There are many of the above in Pulaski County who have donated food, equipment, furniture and Narcan to this agency, who request to go unnamed. 
In keeping with the above, another person last week donated their time and special construction skills to help renovate a dilapidated room attached to our jail building, which is now a new break room for Sheriff’s Department employees. Deputies, jailers, dispatchers and civilian employees work around the clock and during inclimate weather conditions to serve their community. Having a room where they can now relax, eat and regenerate themselves while remaining at the office is very much appreciated. This is just another example of a local citizen doing a good deed for the community! 
Over the past several weeks, law enforcement officers and local citizens have been at a heightened state regarding the number of heroin overdoses in the area. To combat this devastating issue, I can assure this community that area law enforcement agencies and members of the Prosecutors office have been working around the clock to combat those who are disseminating this dangerous substance throughout the County. Last week numerous police strike teams were sent out throughout Pulaski County, arresting individuals that are/were responsible for distributing potent and lethal doses of heroin, along with confiscating their dangerous illegal drugs. Additional information about the above mentioned endeavors will be released either Monday or Tuesday, concerning this matter.                   This concludes another week’s summary as your Pulaski County sheriff, and I hope to see you here again next week. For more information about the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and other related items of interest, please visit our website (www.pcsheriff2.com), or on Facebook.   
As always, stay safe and do something positive for your community.   
Sheriff Ronald Long
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