Good Evening SOS!
Our next meeting is:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Location: Wild River Brew Pub, 533 NE F Street, Grants Pass
So as I prepare to write notes from last Tuesday’s meeting, I have just received a text message from one of our newest SOS members who live in the West Jones Creek area, just outside of the Grants Pass city limits, informing me that the Oregon State Police had just arrived. He wrote: “The woman has stopped screaming and gunfire and yelling has also stopped…”
He had frantically called me earlier, reporting how several neighbors were exchanging gunfire in the dark, with a person who was obviously under the influence of some type of drug. “Did anyone get hit?” I wondered.
He reported that the Sheriff’s Office was unable to respond, they are closed and he reported that the Oregon State Police said they did not have the manpower to intervene in a gunfight, especially in that area, in the dark, where the friendlies and the aggressors appear to be mixed amongst one another.
I would not want to go up there.
Again, this isn’t Redwood Highway, Mile Post 19. This is just outside Grants Pass.
In the last two months, two Search Warrants for drugs and stolen property have been served at different residences up in that area. One Search Warrant was actually served by the City of Grants Pass, chasing stolen property from the city out into the rural county (4 stolen vehicles were recovered) and the most recent by the Oregon State Police Swat Team.
My heart went out/goes out to people in these situations. God Bless the Oregon State Police for showing up.
This is just one Friday Night example in Josephine County of why we as a united group are doing what we are doing.
New Text Just In: “Sound like a stand-off. Maybe waiting for SWAT. Hard to tell. I think he yelled F#@! OSP! The guy is very high and not too bright!”
What can we do?
Exactly what we have been doing.
Figuring out long term funding solutions for our Criminal Justice System.
“A citizen-voiced plan to provide for a secure, stable and sustainable Josephine County.”
Do what you can when you can to help!
This is our community.
SOS Sponsor Report Jennifer Essick
- Weekly success report
- SOS Emblems (Cliff Thomason)
- If YOU have a business or know of a business who would like to join our unified effort in making our home safe, please contact Jennifer @ firstname.lastname@example.org
- NUMBER OF SOS SPONSORS: 57
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