We recognize that the approach of the summer is hitting a little bit different this year, with the current pandemic still affecting the nation and the world. Despite these adjustments we are all going through, we want to wish everyone a safe and wonderful summer. Congratulations to all of our seniors and the best of luck in your futures, whether that is away at college, into a career, or somewhere in between!
As always, we would like to remind everyone to drive cautiously as children will be out playing, riding bikes and enjoying the summer weather, while continuing social distancing and other safety precautions.
Of course, summer weather usually means higher temperatures, so remember these tips to beat the heat:
• Take frequent water breaks
• Apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15
• Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle
• Seek medical attention immediately for any signs of heat-related illness
We would also like to remind everyone traveling in a vehicle to always wear your seat belt and never drink and drive. Seat belt usage is a most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. Do not drink and drive - instead, call on a designated driver to get you home safely. Not only do you risk your life when you drive impaired, you are putting other drivers and passengers you share the roadway with at risk, too.
While you are traveling our roadways, boating, camping, or fishing, please remember to practice safety at all times. Mind the speed limits and always be on the lookout for children at play and crossing the streets.
The Pike County Sheriff's Office hopes everyone has a great, safe & healthy summer! Congratulations again to our graduates!
Sheriff Russell Thomas