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Sumter Sheriff’s Office receives GOHS grant

AMERICUS — The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a major traffic enforcement grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.
The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office received the grant in recognition of its lifesaving work as the coordinating agency of GOHS’s West Central Traffic Enforcement Network. There are 16 traffic enforcement networks across the state that help enforce Georgia’s year-round safety belt, speed and impaired driving campaigns.
“This is our way of supporting the Sumter County Sheriffs’ Office through its continued leadership via Coordinator Sgt. John Harty and the West Central traffic enforcement network,” said GOHS Law Enforcement Services Director Roger Hayes. “We want to make sure they can continue their region-wide efforts to protect Georgia motorists from drunk and otherwise dangerous drivers. They’ve proven their dedication and this grant serves not only as recognition for that hard work, but as means for continuing the GOHS mission of reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities on our roads.”
The West Central Traffic Enforcement Network includes law enforcement agencies in 14 counties, which include Talbot, Muscogee, Stewart, Sumter, Webster, Schley, Chattahoochee, Marion, Quitman, Randolph, Terrell, Clay, Taylor, and Harris.