As Christmas Day approaches, may we all take a moment to reflect on what this difficult year has taught us. Maybe you have a greater appreciation for our healthcare workers, teachers, and essential employees. Or perhaps you have learned to treasure invaluable quality time with your family.
On that first Christmas night so long ago I believe it was a majestic, yet silent night. One that would later be known as a night of miracles and pure joy! In these last weeks of 2020, I pray that you may experience the true wonder and joy of this season.
I want to personally take this time to thank each of our deputies and staff for their important contribution to the CCSO and our community. Their hard work and dedication is something we are all very thankful for - not just during the holiday season, but all year-round.
If you are traveling during the holidays, please keep in mind that COVID-19 still existent in the world and in our community.
Please show love and care to others by washing your hands frequently, avoid close contact with others when possible, and wear a face covering in public. For more information on how to remain safe during your travels, read this CDC article: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html.
If you do decide to travel, keep the following safety tips in mind:
- Buckle your seatbelt always.
- Don't drink and drive - even one alcoholic drink can reduce your abilities and impair your judgment.
- Keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel - texting, eating, changing music stations, and digging for items in the floorboard or back seat can lead to trouble. Instead, pull over and take a break.
- Be courteous - because of the volume of vehicles on the road, you're bound to run into a few traffic jams, be cut off, or be forced to stop short - remain calm and courteous - don't let other drivers ruin your holidays.
Have a safe, happy & healthy holiday season. Let's remember the reason for the season; the birth of Jesus Christ.
Sheriff Jeff Shaver