News Flash Home
The original item was published from 7/1/2020 11:44:25 AM to 1/2/2021 12:00:05 AM.

News Flash

Office of the Eaton County Sheriff - Weekly Update

Posted on: July 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Update Article June 29, 2020

Overall the Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 788 calls for service/events.   Our higher call volumes occurred in the following areas:  Traffic Stops – 96, Suspicious Subject/Situation/Vehicle – 54, Property Damage Crashes – 40, Assist Citizen/Motorist Assist – 34, Traffic Violations – 34, Traffic Hazards – 32, Check Well Beings – 29, Fireworks Complaints – 28, Alarms – 21, Car/Deer Accidents – 19, Domestic Disputes – 19, Shoplifting Complaints – 19, Civil Complaints – 16, Property Damage Hit and Run – 12,  Larcenies – 11, and Unwanted Subject – 7.

Splashing, wading, and paddling — it must mean a great day in the water. Playing at the beach, at a water park, by a lake, or in a pool can be a real treat on a hot day.  Swimming is a lot of fun and great family memories can be made.  Here are some water safety reminders:   

Swimming Pools:

  • Pools are awesome, but remember that a pool’s sides and bottom are usually made of concrete, A slip or fall could be painful and dangerous. 
  • Always look at the depth numbers on the side of a pool before your kids jump in and only dive off the diving board. Never dive off the side of the pool unless the water is deep enough.
  • Test the pool’s water temperature before you plunge in. Cold water can shock your body.
  • Always have an adult watching when kids are in any pool.  If your kids are just learning to swim, keep them in the shallow end.
  • Gates are around pools for a reason.  Never go through any pool gates when they are closed.
  • Always obey pool rules and swim with a buddy.
  • When kids are learning to swim, make sure their flotation devices are Coast Guard-approved.
  • Walk slowly in the pool area. Don’t run, push or jump on others.
  • Toys to help kids float when they’re playing come in many shapes and sizes (an inner tube, air mattress, or beach ball).  Although they’re fun and can help you while you learn to swim, what they can’t do is save a life.
  • Don’t chew gum or eat while you swim — you could choke.

Lakes and Ponds:

  • Remember, you can’t always see the bottom of the lake or pond, so you don’t always know the depth of the water.
  • Be sure kids wear something to protect their feet, some ponds and lakes may hide jagged rocks, broken bottles, or trash.  Also, don’t let them swim in weeds and grass.  These can trap even a good swimmer.

Yours in Public Safety,

Sheriff Tom Reich

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Office of the Eaton County Sheriff - Weekly Update

Weekly Update Article January 30, 2023

Posted on: January 30, 2023

Weekly Update Article January 23, 2023

Posted on: January 23, 2023

Weekly Update Article January 17, 2023

Posted on: January 23, 2023

Weekly Update Article December 5, 2022

Posted on: December 7, 2022

Weekly Update Article November 29, 2022

Posted on: November 29, 2022

Weekly Update Article November 14, 2022

Posted on: November 16, 2022

Weekly Update Article November 7, 2022

Posted on: November 7, 2022

Weekly Update Article October 24, 2022

Posted on: November 7, 2022

Weekly Update Article October 17, 2022

Posted on: October 17, 2022

Weekly Update Article October 10, 2022

Posted on: October 10, 2022

Weekly Update Article October 2, 2022

Posted on: October 3, 2022

Weekly Update Article September 26, 2022

Posted on: September 26, 2022

Weekly Update Article September 19, 2022

Posted on: September 20, 2022

Weekly Update Article August 22, 2022

Posted on: August 23, 2022

Weekly Update Article August 15, 2022

Posted on: August 16, 2022

Weekly Update Article August 8, 2022

Posted on: August 9, 2022