Alert: Montgomery County Government offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Public Safety personnel will report as scheduled.
The members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are dedicated to protecting life and property. We are committed to providing all citizens with the highest quality full-service law enforcement in an effective and efficient manner. While providing the traditional services of the Office of Sheriff, we stand ready to support and augment all other law enforcement agencies.
We recognize that the ability to successfully complete our mission is based on shared mutual respect and responsibility between the Sheriff's Office, other law enforcement agencies, and the citizens we serve.
As professionals, we will enforce the laws in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of our police authority, and at all times respecting and protecting the constitutional rights of every individual.
May 21, 2013, CLARKSVILLE, TENN. – Through several events and fundraisers, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has raised $3,757.00 for this year’s “Relay for Life.”
“The Sheriff’s Office was proud to participate and support the efforts of Relay for Life this year,” said Sheriff John Fuson. “Cancer is currently the second leading cause of all deaths in our country. Over the last 12 months the Sheriff’s Office lost Sheriff Norman Lewis and Sergeant Gill wood to this terrible disease and continue to honor their memory. While we remember those that we lost, we also pray for and support those among us who are currently fighting and surviving this life-shattering disease.”
Investigator Mark Stone, the team captain for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Fear Fighters, set up several events, including the “Lockup for Relay” held at the Montgomery County Jail that raised $850.
Fuson and Chief Deputy John Smith also auctioned off their parking spaces and matched 100 percent of that amount for the cause. That fundraising effort, along with jail clerks purchasing the ability to have “dress down days,” brought the jail divisions earnings to $2,222.00.
School Resource Officers and the personnel office were also allowed to pay for dress down days, and they raised $250 and $1,285.00 respectively.
“Thank you all so very much for all you have contributed both in time and in money,” said Stone. “Let’s all remember everyone that has battled with cancer and lost, but also honor those survivors still fighting for a cure.”
Stone offered special thanks to Assistant Chief Doug Tackett for generating enthusiasm and raising money for the cause, Sgt. Brian Prentice and the MCSO Reserves for helping with traffic control during the 12 hour event last weekend and Lt. Dan Armstrong for coordinating with the workhouse for cleanup.
May, 15, 2013, CLARKSVILLE, TENN. – Agents with the 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force dismantled a methamphetamine lab on Bob White Drive, where numerous one-pot method labs were found.
“We executed a search warrant on the home and found several methamphetamine lab components,” said Captain Jesse Reynolds, Director of the 19th JDDTF.
While attempting to secure the home, agents found three pit bull dogs on the property and three puppies. Two of the adult dogs began to fight, and one of the agents attempted to separate them and one of the dog’s teeth grazed the agents’ skin.
The agent received medical attention and was medically cleared.
The animals weren’t harmed, and were released to Animal Control.
As with every structure where methamphetamines are found, the property was condemned by drug agents.
Clarksville Fire Rescue set up a decontamination area for the agents and suspects involved, and Montgomery County EMS was on hand to ensure the safety of those on scene.
Deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene.
“As always, this was a great multi-agency team effort,” Reynolds said. “We always appreciate the support of the other agencies when we’re dealing with something like this.”
Share the Road!
Motorcycles are vehicles with the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle on the roadway.
All motorists are reminded to safely "share the road" with motorcycles and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe. Motorcyclists are reminded to make themselves visible to other motorists.
Riding and Alcohol DO NOT MIX!
Alcohol is a major contributor to motorcycle crashes and the resulting injuries and fatalities. Alcohol affects those skills essential to riding a motorcycle - balance and coordination. So it plays a particularly big role in motorcycle fatalities.
In 2011, 30% of all fatally injured motorcycle riders had BAC levels of .08 or higher. An additional 7% had alcohol levels of BAC .01 to .07.
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