GCSO sees increase in calls for February

Staff Report

The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office has released its activity report for the months of January and February, 2016.

For the months of January and February, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) attempted to serve approximately 650 court papers. Of the 650 papers, 351 were actually served.

Deputies wrote 207 citations, opened 48 criminal cases, and made 128 criminal arrests.

In lieu of traffic citations, deputies wrote 43 courtesy notices, conducted over 117 vehicle inspections, and assisted 87 motorists on Grayson County’s roads.

The GCSO removed five drunk drivers from the roadway and answered over 930 calls for service.

Deputies conducted approximately 202 extra patrol requests and were involved in over 72 special details or programs.

The GCSO also investigated 94 crashes with 24 involving injuries of citizens on Grayson County roads.

The month of February also showed a significant increase in calls for service for GCSO deputies. For the month of February alone, deputies answered over 528 calls for service. That averages out to be about 18 calls per day every day of the month.

Calls for service may include anything from cattle in the road to a serious domestic violence call or fatality crash.

“Months like February are a common occurrence for our Office,” Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins said in a recent news release. “We would like to thank our citizens for their continued support and patience when responding to calls.”

As a result of releasing the names of persons with warrants and criminal summons, Grayson County citizens continue to come to the office to turn themselves in or take care of a summons to court, thus reducing the manpower and fuel it would take to go look for them.

For March and the rest of 2016, GCSO Deputies, Kentucky State Police, Leitchfield Police Department and other agencies will continue to patrol, conduct traffic safety checkpoints and enforce Kentucky’s traffic laws to ensure that motorists are sober and buckled up.

Staff Report

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