ST. PADDY'S DAY sTEP ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY REPORT
Woodbury County participates in state funded traffic enforcement projects throughout the year. These projects are usually designed around holiday's that tend to lend themselves to the increased consumption of alcohol. As we all know, with St. Paddy's Day, comes the increased flow of green beer at the local pub's. The Woodbury County Sheriff's Office increased it's patrols from March 13th through the 17th to help stem the possible increase in intoxicated drivers. We do this for everyones safety. Below is the report submitted back to the State of Iowa with the numbers from our project.
CONGRATULATIONS LT. TODD HARLOW ON YOUR PROMOTION
Long time Woodbury County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Todd Harlow has been promoted to Lieutenant and will be commanding the jail during evening and early morning hours. Lt. Harlow started as a Correctional Officer in March of 1987 with Woodbury County. He was promoted to Corporal in late 1987 and to Sergeant in 1993. As a Sergeant, Todd has supervised all the jail shifts. He has seen it all and dealt with it all in the correctional setting. Anyone in this business knows the difficulty in working corrections and making a career out of it. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new position. Thank you Lt. Todd Harlow from everyone at the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office.
SGT. BLUFF ELEMENTARY 3RD GRADE GETS COURT HOUSE TOUR
On Friday, March 13th, the Sgt. Bluff 3rd grade class visited the Woodbury County Courthouse. Part of the tour, which is hosted by Board Chairman Mark Monson, was held in Judge Steven Andreasen's courtroom. Judge Andreasen explained how the judicial branch of state government operates. Woodbury County Attorney P.J. Jennings talked about how the County Attorney's Office operates and Sheriff Dave Drew spoke about his office and how county law enforcement works. Below are photos of the entire class in Judge Andreasen's courtroom and a photo of the Judge with a student up at his bench while he is speaking.
WITHOUT BAD LUCK, SOME HAVE NO LUCK AT ALL
On 03/09/2015, Woodbury County Deputy Sheriff Vince Dvorak received his new patrol ride at about 2:30 in the afternoon. He promptly took it to the car wash, got it all nice and shiney, and drove it home where his proud wife took a picture of him in it. She then posted the picture on her Facebook page. At 6:00P that same day, Deputy Dvorak hopped in his new ride and started his patrol shift. At around 8:00P, two hours into his shift and his new ride, Deputy Dvorak was tripped to a disturbance call. While enroute, and running code 3, Bambi crossed paths with Deputy Dvorak and his new ride. Fortunately for us, Deputy Dvorak was not injured in the collision and kept his nice, shiney, slighly bent patrol car on the road after the impact. Bambi didn't fare so well.
The patrol car received approximately $6,000.00 in damage. Below are the before and after pictures. As was mentioned, without bad luck, some people have no luck at all.