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  • littlebit: Makes sense.
    July 16, 2017, 04:40:28 AM
  • Lepard LLC: Boards will stay open for a place people can find history information longer. I am not allowing anyone to sign up for now because of so many foreginers just wanting to promote their business..
    December 10, 2016, 05:10:27 AM
  • Lepard LLC: Not sure why didn't look, I may be shutting down these message boards..
    November 17, 2016, 12:42:43 AM
  • ~kathy~: rick why is the timestamp showing up a day in advance?
    September 13, 2016, 12:27:46 AM
  • Valor7: What I tried to say is that the actual money would not be there that quick. But a loan against that would work if they are willing to do that.
    August 08, 2016, 01:51:51 PM
  • Lepard LLC: Why so long before it comes online? 911 took out a loan or bond with the known guarantee payment and began building..
    August 08, 2016, 07:46:34 AM
  • Valor7: Actually no it is not, a dependable Revenue stream will not come on line until the 4th quarter of 2017 so 2018 budget will be up in the air, not quite sure what they will have. By 2019 budget all will be well.
    August 04, 2016, 09:27:17 PM
  • Valor7: You mean that tax that the Commissioners would not put on the ballot for so many years? Strange things happened when the citizens got a chance to vote on that issue.
    August 03, 2016, 06:43:06 PM
  • Lepard LLC: Back up is now available withe the new tax..
    August 03, 2016, 05:01:35 PM
  • Valor7: Thanks a lot Ladies!!
    July 29, 2016, 01:16:13 PM
  • littlebit: ((*(*&
    July 27, 2016, 03:47:52 PM
  • ~kathy~: lol
    July 15, 2016, 09:34:56 AM
  • Valor7: A guy could get killed around here while waiting for backup!
    July 13, 2016, 07:31:58 PM
  • Lepard LLC: You are not alone..
    July 13, 2016, 07:28:53 PM
  • Valor7: I just hate it when I talk to myself!!!!
    July 08, 2016, 12:54:09 PM
  • 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.
    April 15, 2016, 06:36:14 PM
  • Valor7: sorry about the typos still working with just one arm in action
    April 13, 2016, 01:10:42 PM
  • 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.
    April 13, 2016, 01:08:35 PM
  • Lepard LLC: Is that true Valor? Did he ask you what you wanted?
    March 01, 2016, 04:55:37 AM
  • Lepard LLC: Gene Newkirk Rick I have waited for a Sheriff to bring it to me on what he wanted. I have pushed Mr long for a while to get it to me. He told me he was close to having or done. Now hopefully the people will get to decide on it. I spoke with Steve about this a few times.
    March 01, 2016, 04:54:54 AM
  • Kimberly: Wow- I have a new name..........
    February 23, 2016, 10:25:15 PM
  • Lepard LLC: Works on mine, improvements are being done here. I may kick back into her a lot and post but working on different technologies right now. Seeing how things interact.
    January 18, 2016, 09:01:20 AM
  • Valor7: Yes it is working. If you need a laugh the wife showed me how to correctly use the silly thing.
    January 04, 2016, 05:32:59 PM
  • Valor7: Think so, mine is trying to work but it is now user and password protected and I dont know mine
    December 17, 2015, 01:32:16 PM
  • "DJ": Is there still a working android app for the PCSD
    December 14, 2015, 08:14:53 PM

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Very sad.
 
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TPR E T HOBBS (916) 150547225 09/01/2015 4:55PM PULASKI I-44 AT THE 162 WESTBOUND MILE MARKER I-44

1 2014 JEEP CHEROKEE EXTENSIVE REMOVED BY TC TOWING JANES, THEODORE G MALE 32 YES IMPERIAL, MO STATE FARM WESTBOUND

1 PURDUE, DENISE D FEMALE 51 FATAL EXEMPT ST ROBERT, MO PEDESTRIAN TRANSPORTED TO WAYNESVILLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL

FATALITY REPORT --- VEHICLE 1 WAS TRAVELLING WESTBOUND. PEDESTRIAN ENTERED THE ROADWAY, AND WAS STRUCK BY THE VEHICLE. SUBJECT WAS PRONOUNCED DECEASED AT THE SCENE BY CORONER MIKEL HARTNESS AT 1657 HRS. NEXT OF KIN HAS BEEN NOTIFIED. ASSISTED BY CPL A N FULKERSON (697), CPL M A GOODSON (570), TPR M K EDEN (1326), PULASKI COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT, PULASKI COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, AND ST ROBERT POLICE DEPARTMENT. THIS IS TROOP I'S FIRST FATALITY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, AND 19TH FOR 2015.
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PRESS RELEASE
08/25/2015
 
SHAWN GREEN FOUND GUILTY OF PRODUCTION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, AND POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE PRECURSORS
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that after a two day jury trial in Phelps County, on a change of venue from Pulaski County, Shawn Green of Waynesville was found guilty as charged on all four counts. 
 
The charges for which he was found guilty were Production of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Methamphetamine Precursors.  The charges arose from a search warrant executed on the Green family home on April 11, 2013, by member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group where the defendant was found in the process of cooking methamphetamine in an outbuilding on the property.
 
Sentencing is set for October 22, 2015 before Judge John Beger in Phelps County.  The defendant was charged as a prior and persistent felony offender, which means he faces a maximum possible penalty of life imprisonment on these charges.
 
Mr. Green remains charged with several other charges, including a First Degree Murder charge arising from the beating death of Robert Willhite in July 2014.  The murder case is set for trial in September 2016 on a change of venue to Iron County.
 
“I want to commend the excellent police work done by Troopers Dan Bickell, Task Force Officer Joe Bickell, Trooper Douglas Pfeifer, Rolla Police Sergeant Dan Gray, and Crime Lab Technician Matthew Fox which resulted in this conviction,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. 
 
This case was prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman, Assistant Attorney General Josh Harrel, and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Katherine Croker.  The case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.
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 “The Sheriff’s View” (#133)

If I tried really hard I could probably tell you the exact date and time it began, as last week ended a five month long State audit for all Pulaski County offices, including the Sheriff’s Department. I must admit that the Auditors were very thorough in their duties and left no stones unturned, but the process was time consuming and tedious. Every county in Missouri is audited by the State every four years and this just happened to be our turn.

Very few people are familiar with the duties of a sheriff’s department when it comes to finances and reporting of monies and assets. Along with being accountable to your County Commissioners, Clerk’s Office and County Treasurer, this agency obtains numerous Federal and State grants that require monthly and annual reports. If these are not done satisfactorily, grant monies can be completely cut off, leaving this agency in financial strife.

After my final briefing with the State auditors, it appears that the audit of the Sheriff’s Department went pretty well. There are a few areas that we will be fine-tuning, but the individuals responsible for financial accountability in this agency are doing their jobs very well. The last topic is something that all office holders like to hear: all monies are accounted for!

Here we go with the topic about illegal drugs again; it is one that local law enforcement agencies have been addressing constantly, but the insanity continues. Last week was somewhat exciting for this agency but overshadowed with the gloom and tragedies from the consequences of heroin usage. As many of you know, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department began carrying Narcan in patrol cars two weeks ago and began last week with a successful Narcan save of a heroin overdose patient, which validated the decision to carry this life-saving drug. What followed was a continued downward spiral of suspected heroin overdoses that left two people dead, several critically injured and numerous others recovering from their near death experiences. Upon monitoring emergency calls for service and speaking with deputies, at least one dozen heroin overdoses were responded to- in cities and rural areas throughout Pulaski County, in just a matter of days.

It boggles my mind to see so many people actively involved with using this demonic substance (heroin), knowing that substantial health risks, or death, follows. On many occasions people ask me how the “War Against Drugs” is going. It would take writing a book to completely answer that question but honestly, law enforcement is losing the battle. Please understand that we have not abandoned the war and have been fighting fiercer than ever. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department has logged over 1,000 drug arrests over the past 30 months, with other area agencies joining suit. Let me conclude by stating that drug addiction is an individual, family, community and societal problem, in which ALL OF US need to engage in the fight to save lives.

Crime statistics are reviewed monthly by your Sheriff, looking for trends and ways to better protect this community. Last month it was noticed that the number of thefts were elevated above the norm, which resulted from a couple of criminals who were entering unlocked cars and stealing items of value, ranging from women’s purses to firearms. These are opportunity thefts, which can be easily deterred by locking your vehicle. One simple tip, if you have a valuable in your vehicle ALWAYS keep the doors locked, and take them into your home upon arriving there.

On a parting note, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is always taking applications, especially for the position of Jailer. If interested, you can download an application from our web-site and drop it off at the Sheriff’s Department, 24/7.

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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PRESS RELEASE
08/17/2015
JEREMIAH JENNINGS PLEADS GUILTY TO INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN THE FIRST DEGREE AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD IN THE FIRST DEGREE

Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that Jeremiah Jennings of St. Robert pled guilty today in Phelps County Circuit Court, on a change of venue from Pulaski County, to Involuntary Manslaughter in the First Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the First Degree.  These charges stemmed from the October 2014 death of Mr. Jennings infant child in St. Robert.  Both of these charges are class C felonies and Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to the maximum of seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count.
 
The evidence showed that Mr. Jennings was left in charge of his infant son while the child’s mother went shopping.  Mr. Jennings drank alcohol while he was watching the child to the point he became intoxicated.  While intoxicated, Mr. Jennings placed the child in an adult bed on top of a comforter, an unsafe sleeping position for an infant.  In the bed, the child became entangled in the comforter and suffocated. Due to his intoxicated state, Mr. Jennings did not properly monitor the child.
 
“This case is tragic and there is no outcome that can fix the sad events of that day,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “Although this death was not from any intentional action, Mr. Jennings’ conduct was reckless in drinking alcohol and placing the child in an unsafe sleeping situation.  His actions, and lack of action, caused the tragic death of his son, and he is being held accountable for his conduct.”
 
“I want to commend the St. Robert Police Department, Department of Family Services, the Pulaski County Coroner and Dr. Keith Norton, the medical examiner, for the work on this case.  Their efforts allowed us to understand what happened on that tragic day and bring some justice to this case,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.
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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / “The Sheriff’s View” (#132)
« Last post by Lepard LLC on August 17, 2015, 02:07:53 AM »
“The Sheriff’s View” (#132)

Last week marked the conclusion of two long awaited projects; one was the implementation of the “Narcan on Patrol” project, where State Representative Steven Lynch presented the first Narcan kit to one of your Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department deputies. I won’t go into a lot details about this, due to the great job that our media sources have done informing the community about the project.

The second project was the completion of an extensive criminal investigation involving the financial exploitation of several elderly individuals in our community. You may have seen a featured story last week with one media source, and I will be releasing a full story early this week with a few details about these new crimes. It is an ongoing endeavor for this agency to spread the message to the community about the many different fraud schemes that criminals undertake to deprive individuals out of their finances. The sad part of this story is these fraudsters target the elderly community, and through their sharp tongues or intimidating approaches are able to deprive our senior citizens out of retirement monies. My advice when confronted with someone that you are entrusting your finances with, or offering you a deal that is too good to be true, would be to consult with an attorney, financial expert or law enforcement agency, before surrendering your assets.

The ongoing effort to make the Pulaski County Jail a more modern facility continued last week with the installation of a technologically advanced and user-friendly telephone communications system. Inmates have constitutional rights when incarcerated in a penal facility, and telephone communication is one of them. I have to admit that inmate rights can encompass a long list that can be challenging at times, especially when a Sheriff has limited staffing. With this newly installed jail telephone system, inmates have additional phones to make calls to relatives, attorneys and bondsmen. This, in turn, frees up more time for the corrections staff to tend to other and more pressing duties.

Even though an inmate has certain rights when incarcerated, having carte-blanche to telephone services is not one of them and with the exception of a few initials calls, telephone calls are paid for by the inmates themselves. Also with this new system, the jail has the ability to add video conferencing, which can be used for video court arraignments and necessary conferencing with attorneys. I should add that none of the above features cost the Sheriff’s Department a penny.

I also attended two very impressive events last week, one being the graduation of 59 new Marine Corps Military Police officers on Ft. Wood. It was a great honor to speak to the group and to hear about their academy accomplishments, along with their new duty assignments to all corners of this earth. Seeing all of those young and eager law enforcement officers in my presence makes me reflect back to my rookie days, and the feelings of excitement and adventure that accompany them. New law enforcement officers initially receive months of additional training than those of decades past, and I have no reason but to believe that todays cops with be the best ever!

The second event was on Tuesday, when the Phelps County Regional Medical Center had the clinic’s grand opening in Waynesville. I enjoy seeing new additions to our community, which reflect the positive growth of this area. What a beautiful building the new clinic is, which will be offering an extensive number of medical services for our community.

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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Restaurant Opinion / Re: Cantina Bravo
« Last post by littlebit on August 16, 2015, 03:12:07 PM »
I found it to be really good, but my kids still prefer El Jimidor...
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PRESS RELEASE
08/11/15
Seventeen Defendants Sentenced to the Department of Corrections
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following individuals were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Department of Corrections in Circuit Court action over the last two months.  The defendants were:
 
The first defendant was Jamie Becker of De Soto, Missouri.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Stealing.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated the original case.
 
The second defendant was Darla Babcock of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
The third defendant was Jericho Lewis of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
The fourth defendant was Samantha Orsborn of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Passing Bad Checks.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation in both cases.  Judge Hickle and Judge Wiggins both granted the motion and each sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original cases.
 
The fifth defendant was Jacquetta Richey of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
The sixth defendant was Matthew Brown of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Receiving Stolen Property.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections on each case.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original cases.
 
The seventh defendant was Angela Velde of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
The eighth defendant was Samuel Sloas of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Distribution of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to eight years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original case.
 
The ninth defendant was Jason Brown of Waynesville. The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
The tenth defendant was Loretta Miller of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty and was found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to twelve years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The eleventh defendant was Ashley Mize of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
The twelfth defendant was Gene Rickerson of Iberia.  The defendant pled guilty and was found guilty of 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.
 
The thirteenth defendant was Eric Terry of Versailles.  The defendant pled guilty and was found guilty of Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The fourteenth defendant was Aaron Lynch of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty and was found guilty of Stealing.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
 
The fifteenth defendant was Christopher Giller of Licking.  The defendant pled guilty and was found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
The sixteenth defendant was Erin Wieprecht of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Beger and Judge Headrick both granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each case.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original cases.
 
The seventeenth defendant was Paul Fau of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty and was found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri Department of Conservation investigated this case.
 
“Law enforcement officers in Pulaski County, from the road officers, through the detectives, to the probations officers, and finally the prosecutors are all working hard to get criminals off the street and into prison where they belong,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “My office will continue to work to hold criminals accountable for their actions in Pulaski County and I appreciate the hard word and dedication of our law enforcement professionals in making that happen.”
 
The cases were prosecuted by 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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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / “The Sheriff’s View” (#131)
« Last post by Lepard LLC on August 10, 2015, 02:30:35 AM »
 “The Sheriff’s View” (#131)

Gas prices are lowering, shopping malls and stores are busier, and parents are walking around wondering how the summer vacation passed so quickly. These are all signs that it’s once again time for the school year to begin, and I have to agree with many that I have recently spoken with about summer passing so quickly.

This week most schools throughout Pulaski County will be back in session, which means many things. First, motorists need to plan accordingly due to the increase of vehicle traffic we will all see, resulting in delays coming to and from destinations. Pedestrian traffic will also increase from the many students that walk back and forth to school. A suggestion for motorists would be to leave at least ten minutes sooner if your destination route takes you through a town, or school zone.

I will add that law enforcement agencies will be out in greater numbers during school zone times, helping to remind motorists to drive more attentive and within the speed limits. At times officers can be somewhat lenient with speed limits but this will not be the case if one is caught speeding through a school zone. For the protection of all children throughout your community, traffic laws must be strictly adhered to in school zones and these are “no tolerance” areas when it comes to tickets vs. verbal warnings. In other words, if you are caught violating traffic laws in school zones, you can receive a written invitation to pay a fine or visit a judge.

Along the lines of school safety, each year there are numerous criminal incidents throughout the country that occur on school busses. One topic relating to school bus incidents involve adults who enter a bus without authorization and initiate a conflict with a driver or student. These can be severe, as we saw two years ago in Alabama where an individual entered a school bus, shot the driver and kidnapped a student. In order to deter or prevent school bus incidents, many states throughout the nation (including Missouri) have enacted laws that prevent unauthorized persons from entering a bus. Unauthorized persons relate to about all individuals who do not work for the school system. So please, see your child to the bus but do not attempt to enter. Trespass of a School bus is a Class A misdemeanor, which can result in jail time.

On Monday, the long awaited program for putting Naloxone (Narcan) on patrol with deputies has arrived. Beginning tomorrow, most County patrol cars will be stocked with the drug Narcan, which is used to treat individuals who have overdosed on an opiate-based drug. This project began last year resulting from individuals and groups who helped form the Pulaski County Coalition against Drugs (formerly Heroin Action Committee), among other concerned citizens. These individuals/groups met with Pulaski County State Representative Steve Lynch, who then authored a House bill that would authorize first responders to administer Narcan to overdose patients. This proposed legislation flew through the House and Senate, and was signed into law last fall. After months of planning and training, Narcan goes on patrol this week in Pulaski County. I might add that your sheriff’s department will be the first one in the State of Missouri to carry Narcan. A full media story will be released this week.

I won’t go into a lot of detail because it would bore some readers, but the statewide Sheriff’s conference went well this week. Sheriffs are mandated by State Statute to attend this sessions twice a year, and with good reason. Numerous topics of business were discussed, debated and shared among the group. Many items pertained to laws, procedures and government mandates that have recently been passed down to the law enforcement arena. In addition to the above, numerous guest presenters gave training classes to attendees, relating to topics that Sheriffs are faced with on a continual basis, or to help prepare for or prevent futures incidents that have been sweeping the nation in recent years. This was one of the most informative and interesting conferences that I have attended over the years, and I am definitely looking forward to next year’s conference.

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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Local News / School and Bus Safety
« Last post by Lepard LLC on August 07, 2015, 07:08:12 PM »
School and Bus Safety


For many children, riding the bus or walking to school represents a new level of freedom and maturity. It also creates new risks that you and your children should be aware of.


School buses are nearly eight times safer than passenger vehicles; however, a majority of bus-related deaths and injuries that do occur involve pedestrians - mostly children - who are struck by a bus or injured when they are exiting the bus to cross traffic.

Make every trip to and from school a safe one by following these guidelines:
•Always stay in sight of the bus driver.
•Don't hurry off the bus. Make sure to check traffic first.
•Don't go back to the bus after exiting.
The Safe Routes to School program makes bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative. By encouraging more students to walk, wheel or bike to school, the program encourages a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age.

Safe Routes to School projects include sidewalk improvements, traffic calming, pedestrian and bicycle crossing improvements, bicycle parking facilities and traffic diversion - http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/.
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