Overall the Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 881 calls for service/events. Our higher call volumes occurred in the following areas: Traffic Stops-233, Car/Deer Accidents-58, Suspicious Subject/Situation/Vehicle-51, Assist Citizen/Motorist Assists-45, Traffic Hazards-31, Traffic Violations-31, Alarms-30, Check Well Beings-30, Shoplifting Complaints-20, Larcenies-16, Disorderly Person or Subject-15, Property Damage Crashes-12, Civil Complaints-10, Unwanted Subject-9, Threats-9, Personal Injury Crashes-6
Before we get caught up in the festivities of the holidays, I wanted us all to take a few minutes to remember the importance of Veterans Day. Most, if not all, of us have family members, friends, co-workers, and neighbors who have served or are currently serving in our armed forces. Sadly, many of us have lost loved ones far too early who gave their lives fighting for the freedoms we enjoy today.
Veterans Day, observed annually on November 11, is a tribute to military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and honors all military veterans, including those still with us.
Veterans Day was originally celebrated as Armistice Day with the purpose of honoring the fallen soldiers of The Great War for their sacrifice and bravery and was made a legal holiday November 11, 1926. Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
If you know someone who is a veteran or who is currently serving, why not take a few minutes and thank them for their service. Send them a card or a social media post. It doesn’t take much to show them how much they are appreciated.
Yours in Public Safety,
Sheriff Tom Reich