December 2, 2020

Sheriffs

CANDLER COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) – You can help brighten Christmas for a child and help the Candler County Sheriff’s Office start a new tradition.



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Organizers of this bike drop say if there was ever a time to start something for helping local families, 2020 would be the time. They say they know there are families that face challenges each Christmas. But there are perhaps ones in trouble for the first time this year.

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They’re asking people to buy a new bike, a new helmet – or both – or donate money for the sheriff’s office to buy them closer to Christmas. They want to help brighten the holidays for as many children as possible. They’re also taking steps to help protect those bikes after the holidays.

“We’ll be entering the bikes into our data base. So, if one gets stolen or lost and recovered, we’ll be able to get it back to the child who got it in the first place,” Candler County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Justin Wells said.

They’re working with local schools to vet out which families need this the most. You can bring them in between now and mid-December.

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BELLEVUE – Two Brown County deputies pulled a driver from a burning vehicle early Wednesday, and the dramatic rescue was caught one of the officer’s squad car video.

Brown County Sheriff’s officers save driver from burning vehicle

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Law enforcement was called to a report of a vehicle that crashed and burst into flames about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday in a Bellevue neighborhood.

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Sgt. Chris Tappen and Deputy Cooper Walker approached the vehicle, forced the door open and removed the driver from the vehicle. then went back to the vehicle and opened doors in search of any occupants. “They did not hesitate to jump into action to save the life of a citizen,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.

The driver was later arrested for suspicion of drunken driving, the sheriff’s office said.

Contact Peter Frank at (920) 431-8311 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at @PeterFrankGB.

This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Brown County Sheriff’s officers save driver from burning vehicle; rescue caught on squad car video

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