Say #039;Thanks#039; to law enforcement

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 3, 2003

Wednesday night was an active night for area law enforcement personnel.

From chasing down two inmates who had walked off a work detail, to dealing with domestic disputes, and even a high-speed chase resulting in a wrecked car near Florala - Covington County's law enforcement were working hard to ensure the well-being of area citizens.

With the many activities taking place Wednesday night, many occurring at the same time, it was evident that there was more happening than one agency could handle. That's where true teamwork stepped in and took over.

In Andalusia, Covington County Sheriff's Deputies were aggressively searching for two inmates, along with the Andalusia Police Department and a host of other law enforcement officials. In Florala, the Alabama State Troopers were assisting the Covington County Sheriff's Department in the investigation and search for two individuals who had wrecked a car and then fled from the scene of the accident. Were it not for the assistance of the Florala and Lockhart Police Departments, things could have been even worse in the Southern part of the county.

And then, on top of all of that, the police, sheriff's department and all the other law enforcement personnel had to make sure the rest of the county wasn't left unpatrolled.

We thank them for putting in the extra effort, working together as a team to make sure that all of us - all of Covington County's citizens were safe and secure in our homes and on the streets.

We're fortunate to have local law enforcement willing to work together for the common good of Covington County. We should all take the time to simply say "Thanks" for the good work they do.