A Livingston County Deputy Sheriff recently had a couple of unusual shifts. The first involved a traffic stop of a potential drunk/drugged driver. The deputy had the driver be seated in the patrol vehicle and continued with the investigation. Once it was determined the driver was free of alcohol and drugs the deputy walked the driver back to the car when the deputy noticed the person had urinated in their pants. The deputy asked the person if they had done that in the patrol vehicle or just now. The person lied as they indicated they had not done this in the patrol vehicle. Upon checking the deputy found the passenger seat to be soaked with urine. Immediate steps were taken to clean and disinfect the vehicle. Additional cleaning is scheduled.
The second incident involved a traffic stop where drugs were suspected and required additional investigation. The deputy was involved in a search of the vehicle and person only to later learn the individual was covered in lice and scabies. The deputy was treated at Hedrick Medical Center as a precaution and prevention of spreading it to family and others.
A law enforcement officer deals with all types of people. Most are friendly and welcome law enforcement while a few have their own personal agenda to grind in their personal attempts to create hate and turmoil. Then there are the very few who should not be allowed in society to prey upon children and other citizens. If you were to apply for any job with this description you would hope it paid well.
Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!!!
Sheriff Steve Cox