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Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Releases Youth Seat Belt Enforcement Results

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office participated in the statewide youth seat belt mobilization conducted March 15-31.  During the enforcement effort, Deputes issued a total of thirty (30) traffic tickets including twenty three (23) speeding tickets, seven (7) other tickets for various hazardous moving violations.  No seat belt tickets were issued.  157 warnings were issued to motorists as a result of the crackdown.

"Seat belts are your single best defense in a crash," stated Sheriff Brad DeLay.  "Law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and Arrive Alive.

Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, 26 percent of teens do not buckle up.  Seven out of ten Missouri teens killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.

Buckle Up and Arrive Alive.  For information on Missouri seatbelt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.

 

March 2019 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC March  2019
DWI 1
DWR/DWS/NO DL 5
SPEEDING 123
FAIL TO REGISTER 38
LANE VIOLATION 8
FAIL TO STOP 8
NO INSURANCE 6
NO SEAT BELT 2
C AND I DRIVING 0
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 13
NO FRONT PLATE 1
INVESTIGATIVE 3
WARRANT ARREST 3
OTHER HMV 0
OTHER NON HMV 10
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 200
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS 16
TOTAL WARNINGS 200
CALLS FOR SERVICE March 2019
STEALING/THEFT 32
BURGLARY 5
PROPERTY DAMAGE 12
ASSAULT 4
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 35
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 1
NARCOTICS 1
HARASSMENT 6
ALARM 24
FIRES 9
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 18
TRESPASS 7
CIVIL MATTER 31
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 105
DEATH 4
MOTORIST ASSIST 4
911 HANG UP 19
CHECK WELL BEING 23
ANIMAL 17
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 27
MEDICAL 27
CHECK VEHICLE 35
CITIZEN CONCERN 88
PSYCHOLOGICAL CALL 1
MISCELLANEOUS 85
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 12
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 620
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 12
   

 

Notice of Changes to Text Alert System on Website

Notice of Changes to Text Alert System on Website

3/29/2019

 

Notice of Changes to Text Alert System on Website

 

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office will upgrade its text message alert notification feature on or before March 29, 2019. The upgraded text alert system will feature a new link in the message body. The messages will continue to come from 96167 or 470-219-3777. Below is an example of a current alert with the current link and a sample of the same alert with the new link:

 

        

As shown above, the message body will have a Subject line and a From address of Lawrence Sheriff MO. There will still be an option to change subscription at the bottom of the message.

 

To sign up for alert notifications from our office, to change your subscription, or to unsubscribe from our alerts, please go to our Sign Up for Alerts page: https://www.lawrencecosheriff.com/alerts_signup.php

 

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office welcomes any feedback from the community on this text alert upgrade. To provide feedback, please contact us at 417-466-2131.

 

 As always, we wish to thank the public for their continued support of law enforcement. We believe the unique partnership we have between the public and law enforcement enhances the security and quality of life we all enjoy.

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Death of Lawrence County Inmate

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is releasing information regarding the death of an inmate being held at the Lawrence County Jail.

A 59 year old Aurora man died Thursday afternoon at an area hospital after deputies discovered the man unconscious in his cell. 

The Lawrence County Jail received information from a 911 call from a family member of the man who stated that they had just talked to the inmate on the phone and that he had indicated that he was going to harm himself.

Deputies immediately responded to the cell block area where they located the inmate unconscious.  Life saving measures were implemented and EMS was dispatched.  The inmate was transported to an area hospital were he later succumbed to his injuries.

No foul play is suspected but the Lawrence County Coroner will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

No further information is being released at this time.

 

 

Lawrence County Sheriff's Office to Participate in Youth Seat Belt Enforcement

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office announced today they are joining with statewide law enforcement March 15-31 for a high visibility youth seat belt mobilization to help increase seat belt use among teens and reduce highway fatalities.

Only 74 percent of Missouri teens wear their seat belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.  Seven out of ten teen vehicle drivers and passengers killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.

Under the Graduated Driver's License (GDL) law, teens are required to wear their seat belt as it's a primary offense, meaning they can be pulled over solely for not wearing their seat belt.

"Local motorists should be prepared for stepped up seat belt enforcement," said Sheriff Brad DeLay.  "We'll be out there to remind you seat belts can - and do - save lives."

Seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect peple and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.

Buckle Up and Arrive Alive.  For more information on Missouri seat belt useage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.

 

February 2019 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC February 2019
DWI 0
DWR/DWS/NO DL 1
SPEEDING 54
FAIL TO REGISTER 15
LANE VIOLATION 10
FAIL TO STOP 4
NO INSURANCE 6
NO SEAT BELT 0
C AND I DRIVING 1
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 17
NO FRONT PLATE 0
INVESTIGATIVE 1
WARRANT ARREST 3
OTHER HMV 11
OTHER NON HMV 12
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 127
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS 12
TOTAL WARNINGS 127
CALLS FOR SERVICE February 2019
STEALING/THEFT 20
BURGLARY 13
PROPERTY DAMAGE 11
ASSAULT 3
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 20
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 2
NARCOTICS 1
HARASSMENT 5
ALARM 21
FIRES 8
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 25
TRESPASS 10
CIVIL MATTER 41
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 84
DEATH 3
MOTORIST ASSIST 6
911 HANG UP 26
CHECK WELL BEING 22
ANIMAL 29
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 27
MEDICAL 26
CHECK VEHICLE 40
CITIZEN CONCERN 68
PSYCHOLOGICAL CALL 11
MISCELLANEOUS 56
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 11
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 578
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 15
   

 

Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Releases Results of Click It or Ticket Enforcement

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office issued zero (0) tickets to motorists for not wearing seat belts during the February 14 Click It or Ticket mobilization.  Law enforcement agencies throughout Missouri particiapted in this statewide effort to get more motorists to buckle up - and save more lives.

During the enforcement, deputies issued a total of 13 traffic citations including: seven (7) speeding tickets; one (1) uninsured motorist and five (5) tickets for other traffic violations.  56 warnings were issued for various other hazardous moving violations.

Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, thirteen percent of Missouri motorists are still not making it click.  Even more concerning, more than six out of ten Missourians killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.

"Seat belts are your single best defense in a crash," stated Sheriff Brad DeLay.  "We will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and Arrive Alive."

For more information on Missouri's seat belt use, visit www.saveMOlives.com.  Buckle Up and Arrive Alive.

Click It or Ticket

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement on February 14 for a high visibility "Click It or Ticket" mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up - and save more lives.

Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, 13 percent of Missouri motorists are still not making it click.  Even worse, 63 percent of occupants killed in 2018 crashes in Missouri were unrestrained.

"Local Motorists should be prepared for stepped up Click It or Ticket enforcement," said Sheriff Brad DeLay.  "We'll be out there to remind you seat belts can - and do - save lives."

Buckle Up and Arrive Alive.  For information on Missouri seat  belt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.

 

January 2019 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC Janaury 2019
DWI 0
DWR/DWS/NO DL 3
SPEEDING 16
FAIL TO REGISTER 11
LANE VIOLATION 3
FAIL TO STOP 3
NO INSURANCE 1
NO SEAT BELT 0
C AND I DRIVING 5
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 4
NO FRONT PLATE 0
INVESTIGATIVE 2
WARRANT ARREST 3
OTHER HMV 0
OTHER NON HMV 2
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 36
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS 5
TOTAL WARNINGS 38
CALLS FOR SERVICE January 2019
STEALING/THEFT 14
BURGLARY 16
PROPERTY DAMAGE 12
ASSAULT 7
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 20
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 1
NARCOTICS 2
HARASSMENT 8
ALARM 23
FIRES 14
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 11
TRESPASS 16
CIVIL MATTER 189
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 73
DEATH 3
MOTORIST ASSIST 0
911 HANG UP 29
CHECK WELL BEING 16
ANIMAL 29
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 21
MEDICAL 22
CHECK VEHICLE 24
CITIZEN CONCERN 64
PSYCHOLOGICAL CALL 6
MISCELLANEOUS 59
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 10
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 689
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 11
   

 

Lawrence County 2018 Traffic Stop Reporting Stats Released

As required by the Missouri Attorney Generals Office, the Traffic Stop Reporting Statistics have been submitted for the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office.  This report is required annually by the State of Missouri to track traffic stops conducted by Missouri law enforcement agencies.

Below is a link to the report that was submitted.

2018 Traffic Stop Report

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