June 22nd, 2019

This evening I attended the Van Zandt Community Meeting and Pot Luck dinner at the community hall. I had the opportunity to speak with many residents about emergency preparedness and response, successful efforts to enhance law enforcement availability in rural communities and our increased reliance on mental health and substance abuse treatment as effective alternatives to the criminal justice system. Your Sheriff’s Office is leading efforts in these areas. GREAT MEETING and GREAT COMMUNITY!!!! A special thanks to Jim Abernathy and Jeff Margolis. I appreciated meeting old friends and making new ones!