As this year ends and the new year begins, we would like to take this opportunity to extend our best wishes for a safe and prosperous New Year from all of us at the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. We look forward to helping make 2018 a wonderful and safe year for our county and our community.

With the new year, our commitment to the citizens of this County will remain strong, and we will continue to work with you to improve the quality of life for the current and future residents.

It is our hope that 2018 will be a year when members in our community more often extend a helping hand to their neighbors, coworkers, family, friends, and strangers in need.

It’s a real pleasure to say “Thank you” to our community as we wish you a full year of happiness and success.

As always Don’t drink and drive. Jan. 1 is the No. 1 day of the year with the highest percent of deaths related to alcohol, according to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety data. Between 2007 and 2011, alcohol accounted for 42 percent of all traffic deaths during the holiday. The more alcohol we consume, the slower the activity of the brain, heart and lungs.

So before you celebrate, plan ahead. Aim to have a designated driver. Beware of other drunk drivers as they are probably more of a worry than yourself. And as always, wear your seatbelt!

Phone: 785-742-7125