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News from your Sheriff

John Wilson, Clare County Sheriff

Sheriff John Wilson

Sheriff John Wilson

We currently have 186 inmates lodged in the jail which consist of 73 local, 30 Federal, 79 Renters, and 4 Department of Corrections.  During the month of September 2013 the Clare County Central Dispatch logged in 3,333 incidents in which your Deputies handled 2,069 of those calls.  There were 30 Home Invasions/Breaking and Entering investigated during the month. 5 in Hayes, 4 each in Hamilton and Hayes, 3 in Lincoln, 2 each in Surrey, Harrison, Franklin, Redding, Sheridan, and 1 each in Freeman, Grant, Garfield, and Winterfield.

We have just recently settled all union contracts for all the units under my span.  There are four units under me, the POAM (Police Officers Association of Michigan), the COAM (Command Officers Association of Michigan, the POAM-Corrections, and the POAM-911 Central Dispatchers.  I want to thank Administrator Tracey Byard, and the Clare County Board of Commissioners for working hard on these contracts to ratify them in a timely matter.  We are also up and running on the 2013-2014 fiscal budget year and things seem to be going in a good direction.

I want to thank the community in helping apprehend the bank robber who robbed two Harrison Chemical Banks and a credit union in Cadillac.  This all occurred on Harrison High Schools Homecoming Friday.  Good job to all the bank employees involved and to all of the Harrison Community Schools Staff who kept the students safe.

On October 9 we held a memorial service recognizing the 10 years that it has been since we lost Deputy Kevin M. Sherwood in a “Line of Duty Death”.  Back then I was a Law Enforcement Sergeant and remember vividly everything that occurred on that fateful day.  I want to thank all who took part in the events that day and a special thanks to Mary Sherwood (Kevin’s mother), Katie Sherwood (Wife), and Kevin’s three daughters, Meagan, Gabby, and Gwen for sharing him with us.

Please take a little extra time driving now with the deer on the move.  This is the highest car/deer accident time of the year for us.  Remember Halloween is fast approaching.  Make sure your little ones have some type of reflective clothing when they go out to get their treats.

That’s all for this month, like always
GOD bless
Sheriff John S. Wilson

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