One local citizen is making pleads with the county fr more law enforcement presence across he area.
Johnny Sexton of Navasota made a presentation at the most recent Commissioner’s court meeting, where he talked about the ongoing situation concerning illegal immigration, bu more so, about the dangers of being such a spread out county.
“Two deputies are on 12 hour shifts. When I heard that, I was overwhelmed. You have Bedias 35 miles up, and Highway 6 and 2 about 25 miles the other way. If you have a disturbance in Bedias, and one off Highway 2, you will have to call someone else out,” said Sexton.
“If the officer in Bedias is getting beaten by someone…they really need a backup quickly. Not just 20 or 30 minutes, however long it takes an officer to run high speed, up that freeway at night time, which is also dangerous.”
Sexton talked for about 20 minutes on various issues facing the state. But in the end, he gave his ideas for what Grimes County can do to increase safety for the citizen’s.
“The answer is pretty simple for me: let’s bring more people here. Let’s hire more. Can we bring in more DPS? Not sure, I know they are trying to do that…maybe down the road, they will,” said Sexton. “I was told a couple weeks ago, this county investigated about 600 traffic accidents. Think of the enormity of that, 600 traffic accidents. That is not including the other calls. Dog in the road, cattle theft, burglary, other major crimes that take place.”
Commissioner’s also discussed the ideas shortly, but no actin was taken, as it was not an actin item on the agenda.