Christmas Message from Sheriff Shaver...


As the holiday season is upon, I am reminded how fortunate I am to serve with such an outstanding group of people.  The employees of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office are dedicated, hard-working, and committed to serving the citizens of our County.  These men and women lay their lives on the line every day.  I encourage you to give them a friendly smile or a kind word and remember them in your prayers.  I appreciate them very much, and I am truly fortunate to have the opportunity to serve with them.

I am also fortunate to have a wonderful loving family and great friends to support me.  I appreciate their patience and understanding for all the times that I’m called out during dinner or the middle of the night.  Their support means more than I could ever express in writing.

Most of all, I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to the residents of Cherokee County.  It’s your efforts, working together, that make our County a great place to live, work, and raise a family.  I am thankful for the many tips and assistance you’ve provided through the tip line, website, and in person.  I sincerely appreciate your commitment to the safety of our community.  The support you’ve shown me and the entire Sheriff’s Office during 2018 has been overwhelming.  Thank You. 

I look forward to 2019 with much optimism.  My commitment to the citizens of Cherokee County has never been stronger.  I will continue to work with you to improve the quality of life for each resident we serve.

Many of you will be driving some distance for the holidays. Please keep the following safety tips in mind while you travel whether it be near or far:

  • - Buckle your safety belt – it’s the best way to stay safe in a vehicle
  • - 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 – eating, looking for CDs, and digging for things in the floorboard or back seat can lead to trouble
  • - 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

We will have extra deputies on patrol looking for drunk or impaired drivers during the New Year’s holiday weekend to better keep our citizens safe as they travel.  

On behalf of the entire Sheriff’s Office, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

-Sheriff Jeff Shaver

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