The staff at the Lee County Sheriff’s Department continues to monitor the current situation on dealing with the Coronavirus. On Monday, March 16, 2020, we limited access to our facility to comply with the request from our medical staff and the advice from many other experts in this matter.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Department provides a service that does not allow us to abandon our duty to serve and protect. Many times when others are allowed to relinquish their duty, it is the very time we have to continue the fight. I want every citizen in Lee County to know that we may have taken slight measures to limit access to our facility but the Lee County Sheriff’s Department is working at full staff to ensure the people of this county are protected. We will continue to make the necessary adjustments to prevent the spreading of this virus, but we are going to protect our citizens and their property without hesitation.
Also, during this time of uncertainty, untested emergency plans and innovative solutions, we must think outside the box and remedy situations we didn’t foresee.
To that end, if you are a truck driver, and need to take time off the road in Lee County, we will assist you in getting food. With more and more restaurants limiting their dining room access, it is becoming harder for our truck driving friends to find places to eat. We will be glad to pick something up for you. If manpower is such that we cannot assist, we will secure someone that can. Our main phone number is 662-680-5766 or 662-841-9040.
Sheriff Jim H Johnson.