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In news today…
The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that Captain John Stone will assume the role as BCSO Chief Deputy Sheriff, effective April 22, 2022.
John Stone is a 25-year veteran of law enforcement, having started his career at the BCSO in 1997. Before serving as Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division, Stone worked as a Patrol Deputy and Detective, holding the ranks of Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant and Patrol Captain. He has earned over 40 training certifications and is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 257. In addition to leading CID as Captain, Stone has been on the SWAT Team for 22 years, where he currently serves as the SWAT Team Commander.
Sheriff Steve Lawson considered several qualified members of the Command Staff for promotion. However, he stated Stone’s work ethic, morals, and integrity made him a strong candidate for the position. Sheriff Lawson believes Cpt. Stone will represent the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office well as Chief Deputy Sheriff, as he is highly respected by his peers and dedicated to his career in law enforcement. Sheriff Lawson is pleased to continue working closely with Stone to move the agency forward in the future.
Also in news today…
Bradley Central High School, partnered with Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Bradley County Fire and Rescue, Bradley County EMS, the Bradley County Medical Examiner and Life Force, has created an event to illustrate and emphasize the realities and consequences of drug use in our schools. The students and participants will get a first-hand look at the consequences and heartache that such choices can bring to friends and families.
On April 20th, beginning at 11:00 AM, juniors and seniors will watch Part 1 of a video series that will show a quick look at all of the lives who are involved in the “Crash.” Following Part 1 of the video, students will gather around the “Mock Crash” scene that will be located in the athletic lot behind the football field. Bradley County Sheriff’s Department, Bradley County Fire and Rescue, the Bradley County EMS, Life Force, and Medical Examiners will be involved in working the “crash” scene.
We want to inform the community of the event. The mock crash uses real crashed vehicles set up on school grounds and student participants to act out roles as crash victims. Emergency crews will arrive on the scene as if were actual. Mock crashes are a dramatic presentation to educate the audience about the true consequences of making poor driving decisions. When students see their peers carried out in body bags or in handcuffs, it hits home. “
When the live “Mock Crash” scene is complete, the students will then watch Part 2 of the video which will highlight the aftermath of the crash. This event is taking place in hopes of reaching the students in our community and stressing upon them the consequences and realities of unregulated marijuana usage.
In news today…
The Bradley County Commission met on Monday covering several items of business. Commissioner Epperson discussed a workshop he attended regarding the state infrastructure use of ARP funding, noting the county has to make some decisions as round two of funding becomes available in September. Commissioner Slater noted that tire cleanups are planned for April 30th and May 14th for those interested in volunteering. Groups have previously gathered over 6,000 tires.
Also in news today…
529 people voted early Tuesday, bringing the total early vote to 2,679. Early voting continues through April 28th. Bradley County locations include Bradley Square Mall, Planet Fitness APD 40, and the Election commission office in the courthouse annex.