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A letter of hope from local sheriff

Sheriff Mike Evans

Prince Frederick, MD -- With the recent events unraveling throughout our nation it has undoubtedly taken a toll on the men and women of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.

Part of the mission of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies is to provide exceptional law enforcement services to the citizens of Calvert County.  Throughout these troubling times, CCSO deputies have continued to do their jobs effectively and efficiently, said Sheriff Mike Evans in a letter to TheBayNet.

Over the past several months, there have been numerous events which have occurred throughout the United States which have reflected negatively on law enforcement, said Evans.

“In several of these cases, the initial negative press proved to be a false account of the events that took place.  Unfortunately, the follow-up stories for these events, once they have been fully investigated, don’t seem to make the mainstream media as the initial story did,” said Evans.

Law enforcement officers may wonder why they signed up for this job because they may not feel appreciated.  Others may change the way they approach a certain situation and their officer safety skills are significantly heightened, said Evans.

“These issues have caused one of the most stressful jobs in society to be even more cumbersome.  Police officers are forced to make split-second decisions some of which could be lifesaving. These decisions will ultimately affect them and others the rest of their lives and will be reviewed for countless hours before they are adjudicated,” said Evans.

Though the daily duties of law enforcement nationwide has not changed, the thoughts that may go through his or her mind every day when they put that uniform on to walk out the door to begin their tour of duty have changed, said Evans.

“We have taken steps internally to ensure the safety of CCSO deputies is on the forefront. The citizens of Calvert County have undoubtedly done their part for CCSO deputies by showing their gratitude and appreciation in countless ways,” said Evans.

Numerous incidents of positive citizen interactions with CCSO deputies are discussed daily throughout the CCSO, said Evans.

“The cards and letters that pour into the CCSO are posted conspicuously for deputies to view. CCSO deputies are extremely fortunate to have the community trust and to be able to share in the positive relationships that we have with the majority of the citizens we serve,” said Evans.

For more information about the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, check out their website.

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