Friday, January 22, 2016

Clay County Students Thank Deputies


In December of 2015, I received an unexpected letter and group photo from the students and staff of the Outreach Christian Education School in southwest Clay County. Earlier that month deputies from the Road Patrol Unit responded swiftly to a report of shots fired near their school. Although it was later determined that the shots originated from a nearby firing range we as law enforcement must respond consistently to each call for help.

In the aftermath of the San Bernardino terrorist attack (on the day before this incident) it was natural to have a heightened sense of alert. We appreciate the community’s continued vigilance. Reporting suspicious and alarming activity to authorities immediately gives first responders the best chance to protect citizens from possible danger and conduct a thorough investigation. In any emergency situation please dial 911. To report a non-emergency situation contact the Clay County Sheriff’s Office at (816) 407-3700 or your local police department.

I take great pride in the hard work of the men and women of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Their commitment to the community, dedication to duty, professionalism in difficult situations, and compassion to those in need are second to none. On behalf of those who protect and serve, thank you for your support.

Paul C. Vescovo III
Sheriff, Clay County



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