Pike County Sheriff's Office Adds Online Pistol Permit System to Website
Sheriff Russell Thomas released today the Pike County Sheriff's Office has added an online Pistol Permit system to their website. This online system allows the community members to apply for pistol permits 24 hours a day, seven days a week (previously they were only available during Sheriff's Office business hours); do renewals online rather than having to go to the Sheriff's Office in person; and receive email reminders when their permit is up for renewal. Users who apply for a permit will receive a text or email notification when their permit is ready.
"We have moved to the on-line system to better accommodate our citizens," said Sheriff Russell Thomas. "We like the flexibility of online pistol permits, so that community members don't have to take off work to come in during the week; pistol permits purchased online will be mailed to you."
People can access the Pistol Permit system by visiting www.pikecountyalsheriff.com.
In light of the global pandemic, the online application process is helpful to the community to maintain the social distancing protocols currently in place.
Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas also suggests that Pike County citizens sign up for alerts notifications via email and/or text through the Sheriff's Office website (www.pikecountyalsheriff.com/alerts_signup.php), to stay up to date on local changes and rules related to COVID-19.
For more information about the Pistol Permit online system, please contact the Pike County Sheriff's Office at 334-566-4347 or visit www.pikecountyalsheriff.com.
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Over the past few days I have had a chance to reflect on losing my longtime friend Sheriff "Big" John Williams of Lowndes County. We rose through the ranks together in our home county Sheriff's Office. John and I were deputies together in the 80's, both Chief Deputies in the 90's, and then served as Sheriff together in our respective counties.
"Big" John loved his community and his Calhoun High School Basketball. As Chief Deputy, he would always travel with the team to Troy University, where the high school basketball Regional Playoffs were held. I would go over and visit with him and watch the games. In the gymnasium of Calhoun High School there is a picture of the State Championship Basketball team of the players, coaches, and "Big" John. His high school, Calhoun, and my high school, Goshen, were in the same 2A area and we would often talk about our sports program.
In 2012, I was in Hayneville for a high school baseball game my son was playing in. One of his deputies called and told him that I was there and he came to the park and watched my son, Russ, play the entire game. That was the kind of friend he was to me and so many others. Later on his daughter came to Troy University and we talked often. I have a lot of good memories of my friend whom I knew for almost four decades.
He loved his family very, very much and family was very important to him. Sheriff Williams loved his church and his community and loved serving as their Sheriff. He will always be remembered as an Alabama Sheriff.