Lock Your Doors, Load Your Guns, And Get A Biting, Barking Dog

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 2 weeks ago

WOWKTV.com:

MARTIN COUNTY, KY (WOWK) – A Kentucky Sheriff has had enough after he says budget cuts have ravaged his department, telling citizens “Folks, lock your doors, load your guns and get you a barking, biting dog. If the Sheriff’s Office can’t protect you, who will?”

Martin County Sheriff John Kirk wrote on Facebook addressing citizens of the county on Sunday.

According to the Sheriff, with the recent cuts to the department, he will have to move his only other deputy to dayshift, leaving no protection on nights.

The sheriff said quote “I’m sure the thieves and drug dealers will have a ball.”

He is inviting citizens to attend a court meeting on Monday around 1 p.m.

He’s just trying to scare people.  There are plenty of rural counties that don’t have coverage in remote parts of the county at all hours, day and night.  Nor should they have to – it isn’t their job to protect you, nor can they accomplish such a thing.  They know that, the Sheriff just wants to increase the size of his department.

But his advice is good regardless of why he gave it: “Folks, lock your doors, load your guns and get you a barking, biting dog.”

You should have done that a long time ago.


Comments

  1. On February 4, 2019 at 9:29 pm, Chris Mallory said:

    Nothing but scare tactics. Martin county is close to a KSP post and it has 5 elected constables. The constable position does not draw a salary, but they are paid “piece work” to transport prisoners, serve papers, and to shoot rabid dogs and distempered mules.

  2. On February 5, 2019 at 6:53 am, Nosmo said:

    I see franchise opportunities for backhoe rental outfits. Which have always been there, but perhaps not quite so prominently.

  3. On February 5, 2019 at 7:34 am, Dan said:

    I have no doubt that he’s trying to scare the people into supporting more $$$ for his office, it’s a common tactic. It doesn’t matter how well funded or well staffed a department is. They are NOT going to be present when things go south so one must always be prepared to be their own first responder.

  4. On February 5, 2019 at 7:34 am, Anonymous said:

    If you ever have an “incident” and have to call the county report takers, be sure to disarm BEFORE they arrive, stay on the phone with the dispatcher, give them YOUR description i.e clothing etc. lest you need a coroner as well.

  5. On February 5, 2019 at 3:10 pm, Dov Sar said:

    After I moved to my current location in remote norther Maine, two punks tried to break in my neighbor’s camp up the hill from my farm. Having come from a less remote area, I called 911, grabbed my rifle and ran up the hill to confront them. they saw me and my gun, jumped on their ATV’s and took off. It took 42 minutes for the police to get there; it took me about 90 seconds. That’s all I needed to know about things, and now we plan accordingly. Police in remote areas just can’t be everywhere at once, but you are always where you are and you don’t have to drive 45 miles to get to you. Plan accordingly.

  6. On February 6, 2019 at 5:40 am, Nosmo said:

    If you ever have an “incident” and have to call the county report takers, be sure to disarm BEFORE they arrive, stay on the phone with the dispatcher, give them YOUR description i.e clothing etc. lest you need a coroner as well.

    Perhaps there’s a market for French-style yellow vests emblazoned with the logo: “Intended Crime Victim” or something similar to discourage after-event police crime victim shootings.

  7. On February 6, 2019 at 8:24 pm, Gryphon said:

    Who Cut His ‘budget’? Elected Representative of the People he ‘Serves’? Maybe he isn’t able to articulate Why his Department needs M’o Money? Has he ‘Sold Out’ his Agency to the Gestapo (homeland security) for M-16’s and MRAP’s?

    This sounds more like “Sour Grapes” than an Honest Effort to Remind Citizens that they are their own first responders. If this Sheriff, along with the County Prosecuting Attorney and a Judge or Three were to Declare “We Will Not Arrest and Prosecute Anyone for Self-Defense Actions” it would be a more Definitive statement than whining “We can’t Protect You”.

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