The Fourth of July is quickly approaching. Americans love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation’s roads. The fact is, this iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving crashes.
According to data from NHTSA, during July 4th holiday from 2009 to 2013, 750 people lost their lives in crashes involving drivers with a BAC of .08 or more. These fatalities account for 39% percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities over this same period.
The Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office will be stepping up enforcement during the holiday weekend. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, along with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office have one message: “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”.
Deputy Charles Woods was recently chosen as the new school resource officer. Deputy Woods has worked alongside the school for many years by officiating basketball games and as a bus driver. Deputy Woods will be assigned to Bolivar Central High School. Congratulations Deputy Woods!
In February 2013 the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office created a K9 Unit. The Sheriff’s Office is the third agency in the county to obtain a K9 Unit. In November 2013 the Sheriff’s Office purchased K9 Deputy Jack from the Little Rock K9 Academy. Jack is a 3 year old German Shepherd. K9 Deputy Jack is certified to detect and alert for Cocaine, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, and Heroine. Jack is also capable of tracking suspects on the run, clearing buildings, and apprehending fleeing suspects on or off leash.
K9 Deputy Jack has been partnered with Deputy Jason McCord with whom he lives while off duty and from whom he receives daily care and training. Both are on call to respond as needed in a custom outfitted 2008 Dodge Magnum which has been equipped with remote door unlock and temperature sensors, as well as dash cam and remote audio for documenting K9 activity during traffic stops.
The Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office is located at 505 South Main Street in Bolivar, TN. This website has been established in an effort to provide better service to the county. Please check back regularly for updates and information.
DIAL 911 for all emergency calls. To report a crime please contact Central Dispatch 24 hours a day at 731-228-3000. To submit information regarding ongoing non-emergency criminal activity please use the button located on the left of the page.
Booking reports may now be found via the “corrections” drop-down menu or by clicking here. A running monthly report, updated weekly, will be available for download or viewing within your browser. A link to a free PDF reader has been provided. This will serve to reduce the amount of clutter on the front page, reserving that for more important information.