The Lee County Sheriff’s Office released their monthly report detailing their activities for April. There were a total of 4,849 calls received by the Lee County Dispatch office with 921 resulting in a deputy being dispatched. 497 calls were dispatched to the Fire Warden, Conservation Officer, VDOT, Juvenile Services, Social Services, Animal Control, Virginia State Police and the Towns of Jonesville and Pennington Gap Police Departments.
Other emergency services were contacted with 242 rescue squad calls dispatched along with 10 ambulance calls and 48 additional calls requiring fire department dispatch. Deputies were busy serving 123 felony and misdemeanor warrants, 124 subpoenas, 18 show cause summons and 152 civil papers for the Lee County Courts. Deputies also served 50 protective orders along with processing 64 people on 123 charges. There were also 2 executed search warrants last month. Doing all this work required deputies to travel a little over 62,000 miles with only 652 miles on transports moving 4 prisoners from other jurisdictions.
Along with this public service, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department escorted 13 funerals and unlocked 60 vehicles for citizens. One of these were right here at the radio station for someone visiting us and the officer that responded did a great job and went well beyond the call of duty.