Overall the Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 787 calls for service/events. Our higher call volumes occurred in the following areas: Alarms (37), Car/Deer Accidents (16), Assist Citizen/Motorist Assist (36), Check Well Beings (18), Domestic Disputes (20), Shoplifting Complaints (29), Larcenies (18), Disorderly Person or Subject (10), Property Damage Hit & Run (10), Personal Injury Crashes (6), Property Damage Crashes (23), Suspicious Subject/Situation/Vehicle (49), Traffic Hazards (37), Traffic Stops (118), Traffic Violations (39), and Trespassing (10).
Yes, the holidays are just a few short weeks away. Myself, along with many staff members from the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division and Road Patrol units, actively take part in many events held throughout the county all with the goal of making the holidays brighter for citizens among us who are less fortunate or have fallen on hard times.
One such annual holiday event we are honored to be a part of is “No Senior Without Christmas”. This program is hosted by Tri-County TRIAD and is sponsored and generously supported by many local businesses throughout the Tri-County area. This year marks the 18th year of this event.
If you haven’t heard of The “No Senior Without Christmas” program, it is for seniors at least 60 years old who are low income, reside in their own home/apartment, have little or no family/friend support, and must live in the Tri-County region of Ingham, Clinton, and Eaton Counties. Seniors are nominated for the program through a Referral Form, with 350 seniors selected. These seniors are given a box containing household supplies, non-perishable food, and holiday cheer that is delivered to them by a uniformed law enforcement officer or fire personnel.
Each year, TRIAD raises about $25,000 to ensure that each box is filled with meaningful and useful items. Each box costs about $72 and 350 of certain items can cost as little as $100. Each donated dollar helps to make a local older adults’ holiday a little brighter!
Because much of Eaton County is rural, many of you may know of someone who would greatly benefit from receiving one of the “No Senior Without Christmas” boxes. If you know someone you would like to nominate, please contact my office 517-543-5019 or email Jnesbitt@eatoncounty.org to receive a “No Senior Without Christmas” Referral Form. All referral forms must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019, and are considered on a first come, first serve basis by Tri-County TRIAD staff.
Yours in Public Safety,
Sheriff Tom Reich