Several days ago I was ran into an old acquaintance who asked how I was enjoying being the Pulaski County Sheriff.
I am truly happy to serve as your Sheriff and conveyed such in my reply.
The conversation continued with the comment stating that he respects those who serve our community in a law enforcement capacity but would never want a job in which so many dismal events happen. Despite the negative aspects law enforcement deal with, there are many positive and bright events in our profession and I would like to describe one.
Early Saturday morning, dozens of law enforcement officers arrived at the St. Robert Wal-Mart to escort approximately 120 children and teens throughout store isles in search of their Christmas dreams.
These young citizens belong to families who are experiencing tough financial times which would have resulted in minimal or no Christmas gifts for their kids.
Thanks to the many generous donors throughout Pulaski County, along with the law enforcement officers who worked throughout the year on the Pulaski County Shop with a Cop program, these kids’ dreams became a reality Saturday morning.
Projects such as the Pulaski County Shop with a Cop program and the Missouri Special Olympics are just a few programs that your local law enforcement officers involve themselves in throughout the year and spend hundreds of unpaid hours working on these programs. It is our duty to “Serve and Protect,” and serving our young citizens is a major priority to us!
Last week we also introduced our most recent Deputy of Month, Brittany Pearson. Deputy Pearson serves as an Intelligence Investigator for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. Deputy Pearson has been instrumental in locating and apprehending many fugitives, several even being on the U.S. Marshal’s Most Wanted list. Also, Deputy Pearson gathers intelligence for major drug investigations, along with supplying Intel to help prepare operational plans for SWAT (tactical) operations. One of the most impressive segments of this story is that Deputy Pearson is one of your reserve deputies who donates over one hundred hours each month in serving her community!
Your Pulaski County deputies remain busy working Drug and Property crimes, which are synonymous terms in the world of crime. This past week the continued joint effort between the St. Robert Police Department and Pulaski County Sheriff deputies resulted in several drug arrests, including one individual implicated for selling an illegal drug, namely heroin. The suspect possessed and is accused of selling three grams of a substance believed to be heroin, along with possessing drug paraphernalia and an excessive amount of cash.
Also, last week, three more suspects were arrested in the Crocker area for attempting to burglarize a home while the owner was inside the house. Crocker Police and Pulaski County deputies responded, which resulted in the arrest of three suspects. Over the past month, just short of a dozen suspects have been either arrested or summoned for theft-related crimes. For further details about these two stories, please see our Facebook posting.
Page 2 of 2 - 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 Web-site at (www.pcsheriff2.com), or on Facebook.
As always, stay safe and do something positive for your community.