Sheriff Staly Encourages Flagler to Have Safe Holiday Weekend

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The FCSO  will be increasing patrols over the Memorial Day  weekend to help ensure residents safety. The focus of the FCSO patrols will be seatbelts, speed and aggressive driving as well as a countywide effort to stop impaired driving and boating.

“Put away your keys and drinks or have a designated driver to honor our fallen heroes safely this weekend,” said Sheriff Rick Staly, “This patriotic weekend can quickly turn into tears when drivers take the wheel under the influence. Our deputies give up their holiday in order to make sure yours is safe, so let’s do our best to avoid a visit to the Green Roof Inn.”

Along with the FCSO, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Flagler Beach Police, the Bunnell Police and the FCSO’s Community Policing Division will be working together to keep road ways safe.

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit along with the Florida Game and Fish Commission will be patrolling boaters to make sure no one is boating recklessly, or boating impaired.

“If you plan to drink, plan to have a sober driver or captain. It’s really that simple. If you choose not to, you can count on spending your holiday weekend at the Green Roof Inn,” added Sheriff Rick Staly. “We want everyone to have a safe Memorial Day weekend so don’t endanger yourself or others by driving or boating impaired. Instead remember the purpose of the holiday is to remember our fallen military heroes.”

The FCSO reminds residents to lock their car doors and keep valuables out of sight and secured especially at the beach. The Sheriff’s office also asks  residents to report suspicious activity to them by calling 386-313-4911.

Sheriff Staly and the FCSO thanks all veterans, active duty and fallen heros along with their families for their service.

By Krys DeWind

Krys DeWind has been a Flagler County resident since 2016. She is active in her community and is always looking for ways to better it. She has a community first attitude which is one of the central founding ideals of the Flagler County Buzz.

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