Alert: Montgomery County Government Offices will be closed on Thursday, March 5, due to hazardous road conditions.
The members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are dedicated to protecting life and property. We are committed to providing all citizens with the highest quality full-service law enforcement in an effective and efficient manner. While providing the traditional services of the Office of Sheriff, we stand ready to support and augment all other law enforcement agencies.
We recognize that the ability to successfully complete our mission is based on shared mutual respect and responsibility between the Sheriff's Office, other law enforcement agencies, and the citizens we serve.
As professionals, we will enforce the laws in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of our police authority, and at all times respecting and protecting the constitutional rights of every individual.
This year’s Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Chili Cook-Off raised more than $300 for their Relay for Life team, The Fear Fighters.
Participants vied for the coveted gold, silver and bronze ladle again this year with several different types of chili. Some of the smells would make anyone’s stomach rumble, while others might bring tears to your eyes.
“We’re glad everyone could make it, and thanks to everyone that chose to participate,” said Sheriff John Fuson. “This officially kicks off our fundraising campaign for our Relay for Life Team, and we’re glad to be able to do fun things like this to benefit such a good cause.”
Judges this year were Billy Webb, Elizabeth Black, Ed Baggett and Lee Irwin, and they had quite a job ahead of them.
Each judge tasted three chilies, cooked by personnel of the MCSO, and chose their favorite. All the judges then tested each favorite, scores were tallied and a winner was chosen, but not with a little coercion by the competitors.
Captain Jesse Reynolds leered over the scoring sheets before being escorted to a safer distance from the judges by Melisa Smith.
After careful deliberation and a tie-breaker, and possible a little heartburn, the winners were chosen – Sgt. Jimmy Brown took first place, Lt. Jason Litchfield took second and Chief Deputy John Smith took third.
Everyone in attendance was then encouraged to donate to the Relay for Life team, and everyone sampled the various chilies on display.
No antacids were provided this year.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has received reports that several citizens have been contacted by someone purporting to be with the Internal Revenue Service in an effort to defraud them.
Since we are currently in tax season, many more citizens may be contacted by someone saying that they are with the Internal Revenue Service.
Across the country, citizens have been called by scammers using common names and fake IRS badge numbers. They may also know the last four digits of citizens Social Security Number and the caller’s number may appear to belong to the IRS.
They might also send bogus e-mails to support the scam, or call back claiming to be the authorities saying that they have or will issue an arrest warrant.
According to a news release from the IRS, citizens should be warned that the IRS usually first contacts people by mail about unpaid taxes, not by phone. If they do contact you by phone, they will never ask you to make a payment with a pre-paid debit card, wire transfer, or ask for a credit card number over the phone.
If you’re contacted by phone, simply hang up and visit the following link to report the scammer’s activities: http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml
Several citizens have called inquiring about a mailer they received soliciting donations from the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association, inquiring if it is a scam.
The mailer has gone out this month, and asks for donations to support law enforcement.
These mailers are not scam, and are legitimately used to request donations for the organization. However, the organization will never solicit by telephone.
Please see the attached image of a sample flyer that is being distributed.
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