Butler County Sheriff’s Office stepping up patrols in wake of shootings

In the wake of mass shootings in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas and Dayton, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office said it will be taking measures to make itself more visible.

The sheriff's office Road Patrol unit has been ordered to make itself more visible and supervisors from the unit have been briefed on where marked units should patrol to make the community feel safer and attempt to deter tragedy.

Deputies will be stopping by and getting a beverage or eating in more populated areas such as malls, stores and special events.

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Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said he has instructed his command staff to meet “first thing Monday morning” to devise and suggest more preventive measures to prevent the kind of tragedies that have been going on nationwide.

“It is with my most heartfelt condolences I extend to the families that have lost loved ones in these recent events and my thoughts and prayers to the first responders and dispatchers who handled these tragic situations with the professionalism that may have prevented more loss,” Jones said in a statement released this afternoon.

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