By Carbon County Sheriff Jeff Wood
The sheriff’s office would like to say farewell to deputy Andrea Haight who has accepted a position with Adult Probation and Parole. We wish her all the best in her new employment and look forward to working with her as part of our local law enforcement team.
I would like to thank our partners in law enforcement for all they do to keep our community safe. I am proud to be part of this team and want to personally thank the Price City Police, Helper Police, Wellington Police, East Carbon Police and USU Eastern Police as well as the state law enforcement agencies that operate within our county. As an elected official, I have many occasions to engage with the community and discuss issues throughout our county. I want to give credit to the entire law enforcement team in their efforts to address these community issues.
The sheriff’s office is preparing for the annual Search and Rescue Demolition Derby. This is a fun family event that has become a tradition in Carbon County. This event provides the money necessary to operate the Carbon County Search and Rescue team for the entire year. It’s a good opportunity to get out and enjoy our community and help Search and Rescue along the way. There are a lot of fun events taking place this weekend in Carbon County with the Lunatic Triathlon and the Relay for Life as well as the demolition derby, to name a few. The sheriff’s office will be assisting with all three of these events in one way or another.
We are gearing up to have our inmate work crews developed and hope to have them working on a regular basis in the community in July. The sheriff’s office detective division has reopened several cold cases, some that are more than thirty years old. We feel that progress can be made in these cases and I want to thank Sgt. Brewer for his efforts in trying to solve these cases.
With summer in full swing, the sheriff’s office is stepping up its patrols in the outlying areas of the county including Nine Mile and Scofield. I want to remind all of our local law enforcement officers to be ever diligent to be safe in our day-to-day activities and remind the community that law enforcement is there to serve the citizens of our community. We live in a great community and have a great deal of pride in our local law enforcement.