To the Anderson County community:
These are difficult times for the law enforcement profession. Since July 1, 10 officers have lost their lives in shootings. Two others died from vehicular assaults and two more from car crashes. Many others have been hurt or injured while performing their duties. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of all officers that have died or been injured in the line of duty.
Our deputies are reminded to always be vigilant as they go about our duties—perhaps even into harm’s way—something they do every day without hesitation. Being safe and going home to their families at the end of the shift must remain foremost in their thoughts.
We have received many messages from our community extending their support for us, thanking us, and praying for our deputies. We are blessed to have a good relationship such as this in Anderson County. This is a direct result of what our deputies do—and how they do it—every single day. Our community supports us, and we support them.
We are fortunate to have an outstanding organization made up of the men and women of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department. We are proud of the great work they do each day. This is a reflection of the dedication of our deputies in serving the citizens of Anderson County. This is recognized and appreciated by our community and has been reaffirmed by the many kind words and thoughts we have received.
From all of us, we wish to thank our community for their support of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, not only during these trying times, but throughout the years. Thank you to the many who have prayed for us, offered encouragement, and thanked us for what we do. We truly appreciate your support.
Chief Deputy Mark Lucas
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