Sheriff’s office has certainly been busy
Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 4, 2010
In this day and time when law enforcement is so important I would like to congratulate our recently-elected sheriff and staff.
Sheriff Chuck Mayfield hit the ground running. He has been in law enforcement more than 20 years, which makes him well qualified and experienced.
Since his election in December 2009 Sheriff Mayfield and his officers have handled the following:
4The largest drug bust and arrest in Adams County history
4Investigation of a home-invasion case where two elderly citizens were attacked, pistol-whipped and robbed in their home
4A double homicide and a third party seriously injured in the Fenwick area
I am sure there will be arrests and convictions in the above cases in the near future.
4Narcotic arrests of two suspects and closing of a lounge in the northeast part of Adams County
4The re-instating of the Junior Deputy Sheriff’s Program
It is a very good program for the youth of our city and county.
4Organizing inmates to pick up trash and clean our highways and streets entering our city and county
4Structuring a budget, personnel duties, equipment and records while maintaining a jail full of convicted criminals
4Maintaining the safety of and daily duties in juvenile, chancery, justice, county and circuit courts
4Answering calls and complaints from citizens of our county
Only an experienced lawman could walk into this important office and efficiently handle the above situations and more — and in the first 60 days of his election!
To Sheriff Mayfield and his staff, I, and hopefully all of our citizens say thank you.