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“The Sheriff’s View” (#125)
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 “The Sheriff’s View” (#125)


 Several weeks ago the State of Missouri welcomed a new superintendent to their Highway Patrol, Colonel T. Johnson. Since taking his appointment Colonel Johnson has been making his way around the state, attending meetings at numerous Troop Headquarters with local Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. Last week Chief Deputy Groves and I attended such a meeting at Troop I in Rolla, with Colonel Johnson and approximately 30 other Highway Patrol supervisors and local law enforcement administrators.

Numerous topics and individual conversations consumed the two hour meeting, with the main focus being the cooperative efforts needed between all law enforcement agencies to better serve the people of our communities. The keynote speaker was a Captain from the Joplin Police Department, who was tasked with coordinating law enforcement activities during and after the devastating Joplin tornado in 2011. During this endeavor, over 500 law enforcement officers from around this State assisted the City of Joplin after the tornado. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was instrumental in Joplin’s recovery efforts, just as they were with the citizens of Pulaski County during the deadly flood of 2013. Colonel Johnson assured each Sheriff and Police Chief attending last week’s meeting that one of the Highway Patrol’s main objectives will be to assist local law enforcement agencies with manpower and equipment during their time of need.

Last week I had the opportunity to attend another graduation ceremony for the Marine Corps Military Police Academy on Ft. Leonard Wood. Being both honored and humbled are two words that come to mind when describing the feeling of being a guest speaker to 67 graduates and their families from the Military Police Academy. This select group of elite soldiers were being assigned to Marine Corps bases in America and around the world, including several to a Presidential detail in Washington D.C. Being part of such an event reinforces the fact that the people of this country are protected by the finest military in the world.

Those who have been readers of these articles for the past years have heard both retired Sheriff J.B. King and myself speak about a Sheriff’s job being as much like a corporate CEO, as that of a law enforcement administrator. For the past two months, the above is reflected as both the County of Pulaski and this Sheriff’s Department in undergoing a State audit. A State audit occurs every 4 years and this is our lucky year! During this event auditors are reviewing how the Sheriff’s Department handles it’s assets. Overseeing all of the money and property for this agency is a major endeavor, especially when every penny and piece of equipment needs to be accounted for. The result of the audit will be posted toward the end of this year and I feel very positive about the outcome.

This last topic changed while writing today’s article. I was originally going to brag about how responsible citizens of this community were during these floods over the past few days. Initially, it appeared as if everyone respected the forces of Mother Nature and dared not to challenge our recent flood waters. This all changed Sunday morning when 4 men thought they could safely navigate the roaring Gasconade River in canoes.

After failing to appear at their destination, a concerned friend reported the men missing. A search then ensured, which included 4 local fire departments, 3 rescue river boats and Sheriff’s deputies, along with a helicopter. The men were located late Sunday afternoon near the Riddle Bridge, all safe but shy of one canoe which they lost in the flooded river. At their next social gathering I am sure these men will talk about how they survived the flood of 2015, but I hope they now realize how dangerous their actions were and of the resources expended searching for them.

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