Lyon County Sheriff’s Report – Week of November 12, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of November 12th  

Community Friends,

Human beings have fail-safe mechanisms that can malfunction under stressful circumstances and eventually collapse when conditions are intense enough. Anyone can reach and exceed a saturation point when exposed to the highly emotional and sensory stimuli associated with death. No one is immune, including our deputies and dispatchers. This week, the unexpected death of our dispatcher supervisor Richard Wainscott cut our emotional Achilles heel. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of November 5, 2017

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of November 5th

Community Friends,

During the past several years, behavioral health has been a national topic. Law enforcement is interlocked with this area of medicine as we attempt to develop strategies aimed at lowering crime rates. Our federally grant funded MOST program is one that is making a difference; however, it has been difficult to find a dedicated healthcare professional to complete the team in order to increase its weekly hours. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s message – Week of October 29, 2017

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of October 29th   

Community Friends,

Another American festival has come and gone. It was quite fascinating to see many unique and innovative costumes in the City of Fernley’s Spooktacular or at the Vineyard’s “Night of Light.” Both events reported combined attendance in excess of 3,500 people.

This festival has become a favorite annual event for our V.I.P.s, who go out in search of trick or treaters to hand out candy. It does increase our neighborhood presence to deter criminal activities. Several major crimes and S.I.U. detectives were out in Fernley and Dayton conducting sex offender home compliance checks on registered offenders. Overall, it was a fun and safe night for our children. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of October 15, 2017

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of October 15th

Community Friends,

The opioid crisis is a national problem. Like the 1875 Locust Plaque that turned the skies black or the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic that killed in excess of 500,000 in the United States, deaths related to opioid use is sweeping across the nation. Sadly, Lyon County has also been affected. Last year 18 people died from drug overdose and another 8 died from accidents while under the influence of opioids. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s Report – Week of October 8, 2017

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of October 8th  

Community Friends,

Our society is overwhelmingly plagued with hatred and violence towards each other. It’s on our roads, in our homes, and on all forms of media. There is a quote from an inspirational speaker that is thought provoking, “At the end of life, our questions are very simple: Did I live fully? Did I love well?” Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s message – Week of October 1, 2017

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of October 1st

Community Friends,

In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, our thoughts and prayers will forever be with family and friends of its victims, along with the survivors who will forever struggle. This tragedy has touched all of Nevada. Even in Lyon County, we have heard personal stories from our citizens: a former subordinate soldier who died, a wounded son-in-law, and a mother and daughter who escaped the carnage. #NevadaStrong Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s Report – Week of September 24, 2017

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of September 24th

Community Friends,

Nevada, like every state government, has volumes of laws and regulations. Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) and Nevada Administrative Codes (NAC) are its laws, which also govern county and sheriff offices. NRS has 59 Titles with 721 chapters, while NAC has almost the same amount of corresponding chapters. The Sheriff’s Office primary concern is Title 15, Crime and Punishment, which contains 16 chapters. Read more ›

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Hypocrisy and patriotism on the sporting fields

Hypocrisy and patriotism on the sporting fields

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       If it weren’t for the hypocrisy of it all, I might think each of these spoiled, rich protesting professional ballplayers, coaches, owners and announcers are really following their conscience when they support kneeling during the National Anthem – or hiding in their locker rooms “to avoid controversy”. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of September 17, 2017

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of September 17th  

Community Friends,

There are reasonable expectations demanded from each citizen to ensure our government can secure The People’s life, liberty, and happiness. Each person has a civil responsibility of lawfulness and accountability of action. The 2nd Amendment provides firearm owners with specific protections, but with gun ownership comes civil responsibilities. Sadly, irresponsible gun owners are the poster children for those who would like to abolish this part of our Bill of Rights. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff Report – Week of September 10, 2017

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of September 10th

Community Friends,

Society believes if it can understand offender reasoning behind crimes, it can then legislate future crime out of existence. Unfortunately, this is flawed reasoning. Rather, our aiming point must be community centered and not offender focused. Toni Davis’ murderer was convicted of 1st degree murder by a jury this week and he will be soon placed in a prison where he can no longer harm another innocent person. The murderer’s name will not be mentioned in an effort to remember Toni. Read more ›

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