Category Archives: From the Sheriff

Sheriff Russell Issues Warning on Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become a major factor in the cause of automobile crashes on our nation’s highways.  In 2012, over 3,300 people were killed in crashes that were attributed to distracted driving.  The leading cause of teenage deaths in our country is automobile crashes. At least 11% of drivers under...
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Sheriff Russell Issues a Reminder of the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become a major factor in the cause of automobile crashes on our nation’s highways.  In 2012, over 3,300 people were killed in crashes that were attributed to distracted driving.  The leading cause of teenage deaths in our country is automobile crashes. At least 11% of drivers under...
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OPSO DARE Tournament a Huge Success

The OPSO Dare Tournament held Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 was a huge success.  Despite the weather being cooler than normal, the kids and their families braved the conditions and brought in several nice fish.  Trophies were awarded in each age division and one for overall big fish.  Several nice door...
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Lawn Equipment Theft Prevention

A common type of theft this time of year is that of lawn maintenance equipment.  Thefts of this type are often “crimes of opportunity”, according to Sheriff Jay Russell.  Homeowners often leave lawn mowers, blowers, weed eaters and related equipment in open carports, on equipment trailers or just in plain...
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Sheriff’s Office Mourns Loss of Retired Deputy

    Sheriff Jay Russell sadly announced the passing of retired Deputy Sheriff Edit “Nan” Ritter.  Deputy Ritter began her career at the Ouachita Sheriff’s Office in 1996 in the Investigative Division.  During her career, she later worked at the Ouachita Correctional Center and Work Release Center prior to her...
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