I recently saw a message where a father had spent a significant amount of time working with his young son on a special project. It was not money spent, special effects, or anything else that made that young boy happy. It was the time his father gave to share with his son. I was a little ashamed of myself when I read that story, because I don't spend enough quality time with my wife or my grandchildren. I hope to improve in the future. How about you? Someone recently stated, "Even Jesus had naysayers." That could not be more true. No matter how hard we try at the JCSO, there seems to be some who don't think it is enough. We try to respond to every single call for service, no matter how large or small. A bicycle stolen from a young boy or girl is an important issue to that child. The health and safety of an elderly parent is a big deal that does deserve our time and effort. A small isolated road still deserves to be patrolled periodically. So, we try to answer those calls, no matter what time of day or night. Jackson County is a big county in area. We have only four deputies and myself to answer around ninety calls for service every week, in addition to serving all the civil and criminal papers, answering questions from the public, typing cases and accident reports and testifying in court. Many times only one officer is available to respond to serious issues, only because no one else is available. We have a great group of KSP troopers and Constables who help as much as possible, but still there are not enough people to be at all places immediately when called. Therefore, all we can do is try, and we do try every day to make our county safer and better for all our citizens. We don't try to make excuses and we try to be reasonable with everyone. Thank those of you who understand. Beware of people who would steal your vehicle! Recently I learned there are a group of thieves stealing vehicles in our region. I heard as many as two-hundred vehicles have been reported stolen in the surrounding counties. The vehicles sought out are usually not new, but the older vehicles without the tracking devices installed. Please be aware of this problem and remember to lock your vehicle when you are out and keep an eye out for people who may be looking to steal a car. Last week the JCSO responded to ninety-one calls for service. We opened six criminal cases, made eight criminal arrests and investigated seven traffic accidents. Court security is now adequately staffed and handles the majority of civil and court documents that has to be served. We have good personnel who really try to do their job properly. I am very proud of my staff and I appreciate every prayer of support. Thank you.