Overall the Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 641 calls for service/events. Our higher call volumes occurred in the following areas: Traffic Stops-164, Assist Citizen/Motorist Assist-29, Suspicious Subject/Situation/Vehicle-28, Car/Deer Accidents-23, Traffic Violations-22, Alarms-21, Property Damage Crashes-20, Domestic Disputes-18, Traffic Hazards-17, Shoplifting Complaints-14, Lacenies-13, Check Well Beings-11, Property Damage Hit and Run-10, Personal Injury Crashes-8, Disorderly Person or Subject-7, and Drug Offenses/Overdoses-4.
This past Saturday local law enforcement agencies and volunteers participated in the annual FILL-A-COP CAR EVENT that focuses on donating non-perishable food items to area food banks throughout Eaton County increasing stock in food pantries for many families in our communities. Donations were accepted at the following locations that were then loaded in patrol vehicles:
Carl’s Supermarket in Dimondale
Dollar General in Potterville
Kroger’s on West Saginaw
Wal-Mart in Charlotte
Wal-Mart in Delta Township
On behalf of myself, Charlotte Police Department, Michigan State Police, Eaton County Sheriff’s Office Volunteers in Police Service and Mounted Division, and civilian volunteers, I want to take this opportunity to personally thank each of you who donated not only food, but also money and hot coffee to the officers and Deputies accepting your much-needed donations. The enthusiasm and concern displayed by each of you was phenomenal. Hundreds of pounds of food was collected, friends were made, families used the opportunity to teach their children the spirit of giving to others who may not be as fortunate, and stories were told by some of times when they needed a helping hand and are happy to be able to return the favor. Eaton County citizens have big hearts and with this year being especially tough on all our families in so many different ways, your generosity was overwhelming.
My thanks are also extended to the area retailers who participated allowing law enforcement agencies throughout Eaton County the opportunity to use their parking lots for a few hours toward the common goal of feeding area families.
Yours in Public Safety,
Sheriff Tom Reich