Our thoughts and prayers go out to the police community in Baton Rouge, La.

These senseless killings of police officers will destroy our country.  Thank the good Lord none of these incidents have happened in our area but we must remain alert.  We thank the citizens of Okeechobee County for the support they have always shown to law enforcement and ask for that continued support in these trying times. We will continue to do our job and enforce our laws as we are sworn to do.

Sheriff Paul C. May