On February 25th while trying to serve a felony arrest warrant, several neighboring homes were evacuated after a fugitive initially refused to surrender. A score of personnel worked swiftly and professionally to bring a peaceful end to the incident.
While it’s great that we “got the bad guy” it’s equally as important that we kept the citizens of Clay County safe from the potential danger. Deputies used a specialized rescue vehicle to get people away from the scene and a transport van to take them to a safe location. During their short stay, residents were given complimentary beverages and children were made honorary Junior Clay County Deputies. We were also able to help parents successfully coordinate transportation for their other children who had been in school. At the conclusion of the incident, when the fugitive was in custody, and the scene was safe, everyone was taken home.
Bad guys on the run and stand-offs are what make the six o’clock news but I wanted to share with you that there is also so much good being done behind the scenes. This is one of the many things that make the Clay County Sheriff’s Office great.