Official Recognition for Officers Who Assisted in the May 20th Rescue of Drowning Men

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PRESS RELEASE
JUNE 24, 2014

 

On Friday June 27, 2014, Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown and Lt. Chris Thomas, Department of Game and Inland Fishers will recognize the men from their respective agencies who assisted in the rescue, see below, on Friday May 16, 2014. The ceremony will be held in the Emergency Operations Center located in the lower level of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 11:00 a.m.. The Rosko family will be in attendance to show their appreciation as well.

 

Two Men Rescued from Possible Drowning by Local Police Officers

At 3:37 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from a Maurene Rosko at 1642 Krantzs Corner Road. She reported that her husband, Constantine Rosko age 83, and son, Curt Rosko age 54, were in a jon boat, on their private pond, attempting to remove an aerator pump when their boat capsized.  She said both men were in the water, holding on to the boat, and that her husband couldn’t swim. She also stated the water was approximately 8 to 9 feet deep.  Dispatchers broadcasted the call for distress and at 3:43 p.m. Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Conservation Police Officer Dallas Neel arrived on the scene, followed by Bedford County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Shull at 3:44 p.m.  Officer Neel attempted to throw a lifesaving device to them, but after unsuccessful attempts, both he and Deputy Shull removed their shirts and duty belts, and went in to the pond.  They were able to swim to the subjects and successfully brought both men back to shore.  Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Major Ricky Gardner and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Captain Tony Fisher both agree that had these two officers not reacted as quickly as they did and put their training into action, the outcome may have been tragically different.

 

Bedford County Rescue Units arrived on the scene and examined both men who were tired and cold.  Neither men required additional treatment, and were not transported to the hospital.

CAPTURED UPDATE – Erin Reynard Martin from Bedford County’s Most Wanted

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Erin Reynard Martin was caught on 5/31/2014.

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Help Us Catch Them! Bedford County’s Most Wanted 05-22-2014

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Erin Reynard Martin
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Jason Robert McGinnis
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If you know the location of any of these individuals, please submit your tip through Central Virginia Crime Stoppers (1-888-798-5900 or TEXT CVCS 574637). Callers to CVCS can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward. Alternatively you can call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or submit a tip through our online tip submission form located here.

Help Us Catch Them! Bedford County’s Most Wanted 05-21-2014

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Sale of Drugs near School
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Conspiracy to commit felony
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Matthew Thomas Phillips
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If you know the location of any of these individuals, please submit your tip through Central Virginia Crime Stoppers (1-888-798-5900 or TEXT CVCS 574637). Callers to CVCS can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward. Alternatively you can call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or submit a tip through our online tip submission form located here.

2014 Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Grant Program Notification

BEDFORD COUNTY
MAY 19, 2014

Bedford County welcomes public comment on the next issuance of FY2013 Justice Assistance Grant

(JAG) program. Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is eligible to receive $15,451.00. JAG funds are used to control and prevent crime. The funds are available over the next four years.
JAG funds can be used for:

  • Law enforcement programs
  • Prosecution and court programs, including indigent defense
  • Prevention and educational programs
  • Drug treatment and enforcement programs
  • Technology improvement program

Community input will be accepted until June 9, 2014. Please email your comments and or suggestions to Robin Sundquist via the Contact Form.

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Celebrated a Milestone Wednesday

 

 Bedford Co., VA – The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office celebrated a milestone Wednesday.

They held a ceremony to mark the 500th ballistic vest that the sheriff’s office has given to other departments. The Attorney General’s office has funded the program to help law enforcement agencies in Virginia that can’t afford the vests.

The 500th vest went to the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office.

“Many police officers die for lack of a ballistic armor and we’ve had many officers saved as a result of ballistic armor,” said Sheriff Mike Brown.

“We’re always looking for ways to make our jobs safe…safety is our number one priority,” said Sgt. Eric Molinares, of the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office.

Other vests went out Wednesday to the Town of Amherst Police, Radford City Police and the Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office.

From WSET.com

 

BCSO Needs Information Regarding Burglaries of Storage Units

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PRESS RELEASE
MAY 8, 2014

Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators are investigating numerous burglaries of storage units that have occurred since January 2014.  Suspect(s) are gaining entry into a single unit and are then able to access adjoining units. After gaining entrance, suspect(s) are stealing various items (jewelry, silverware, dinnerware, etc.). Storage units located in Moneta, Thaxton, New London and Forest have all been victimized.

 Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office 540-586-7699, use our anonymous web crime tip form or contact Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Crime Stoppers callers remain anonymous and could receive cash reward at to $1,000.00 for information that solves the crimes.

 

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21st Annual BCSO G.R.E.A.T/DARE Golf Tournament

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Date:

Saturday, July 26, 2014
8:00 am flight ONLY/ Lunch time: 12:00 noon

Location:

Ivy Hills Golf Course, Forest VA.For maps and directions check out our calendar

Information:

4 members per team. All teams much have a combined handicap of 40 or greater.

$55.00 per person
$220.00 per team
Includes: Green fees, cart rental, lunch and gift bag.

Proceeds to benefit the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer G.R.E.A.T. Program.

“GANG RESISTANCE EDUCATION AND TRAINING”

Please call 540-586-7718 for more information.

To register download the registration form and fill it out and return via the instructions.

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G.R.E.A.T. / DARE Annual Car Show and Swap Meet

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office
G.R.E.A.T./DARE
Annual Car Show & Swap Meet

Date: May 10, 2014
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Location: Liberty High School. Route 122, Bedford, VA.

There will be muscle cars, sports cars, motorcycles, tractors and trucks. Food and prizes! First 75 participants receive plaque.
Guaranteed music and fun for everyone!

TO REGISTER PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THIS FORM AND MAIL TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE OR BRING TO THE CAR SHOW

Pre-Registration by April 30, 2014
Swap Spaces – $8.00
Show Entries – $15.00
Pre-Registration – less $3.00

Please send Pre-Registration to:

Car Show – Bedford County Sheriff’s Office
1345 Falling Creek Road
Bedford, VA 24523

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500th Ballistic Vest Donated To VA Law Enforcement

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Bedford, VA

Where: Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, EOC Room, Lower Level
When: Wednesday, May 7th, 1:30 pm

Today Sheriff Brown will be presenting the 500th ballistic vest, funded by the VA Office of Attorney General, to budget stricken law enforcement agencies in Virginia. This program is a direct result of the Moose International/Safe Surfin’ Foundation, “Protect the Protector” program.

This is our contribution to National Police Week.

This shipment of vests arrived earlier than planned and was decided that it is imperative this life-saving equipment is put into the hands of our dedicated law enforcement brothers and sisters as soon as possible.

Please join us at BCSO to celebrate this milestone and show your support for those that put their lives on the line for us all, everyday!

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