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Sheriff responds to Stay at Home


March 26, 2020

Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers released a statement Tuesday stating the Sheriff’s office will honor Gov. Inslee’s stay at home order and strongly encourages citizens to stay home when not preforming a necessary or essential function.

“We understand the health of the community and rights of individual citizens must be appropriately balanced, which is why we are asking for compliance and self-regulation for the next two weeks,” Myers stated.

“These are difficult days and trying times we as a county together are facing. Our Governor, our President and our medical community have requested drastic temporary measures be taken by the public to help curb this worldwide epidemic. We as citizens should honor and respect that request.”

“We look forward, like many of you, to the time in coming weeks where our families, schools, economy and country can move forward.”

“Rest assured, your local emergency responders of all disciplines are here for you and will continue to provide the necessary functions we have been tasked with.”

Myers thanked the public for its cooperation and willingness to participate in “healing, protecting and serving others.”

There are no legal repercussions attached to the governor’s order at this time, but Inslee would discuss possible enforcement measures in the coming days if residents and businesses did not comply.


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