Some of you may have seen the Cheyenne County Sheriff personnel out and about the communities last night. With the midst of trick or treaters running door to door, the CCSO plays an important role in safety, vigilance, candy distribution and the occasional photo opportunity! Deputy Deines had the privilege to be a part of these trick or treater's memorable Halloween night!
The Office of Emergency Health Systems was responsible for the project oversight of a Helmsley Charitable Trust $6.4 million grant, which was used to equip law enforcement agencies statewide with next generation "connected" Automated External Defibrillators (AED'S). The Helmsley Nebraska First Responder AED Project supplied approximately 2,500 devices and equipment to County Sheriff's Offices, Police Departments, the Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Game and Parks, Nebraska Fire Marshal's Office, Nebraska National Forest, Nebraska Brand Commission and Campus Police Agencies across Nebraska. The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office and the Sidney Police Department both applied for and received AED's through this grant. Myself and Chief Aikens attended AED training on June 10th at Mid Plains Community College in Ogallala. We then came back and trained our staff on the use of the AED's using a supplied training video. The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office received ten (10) LIFEPAK CR2 Defibrillator AED's from the grant, allowing us to equip every patrol vehicle and the SWAT truck with AED's. The next generation "connected" refers to the LIFENET System feature that allows the AED's to connect to WIFI. The AED's connect at least once a month to send AED status; sends email notifications when battery or electrodes need replaced; configures setup option for the defibrillators; installs software updates; sends patient data, such as heart rhythm, to emergency responders before they arrive on scene; sends patient data reports to medical personnel or the receiving hospital; instructs a lost defibrillator to send its approximate location and beep frequently. The AED's were received in early September and are now in service with every Deputy.
The Nebraska Telecheck Program allows hunters to check deer or antelope by telephone at (844) 279-4564 or online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
All deer harvested outside the November firearm season must be checked via Telecheck. Manual check stations will only be available for the November firearm season. Antelope archers, muzzleloaders and late season hunters must use Telecheck.
Deer harvested during the November firearm deer season and Antelope harvested during the October firearm season must be taken to a check station. Names and locations of manual check stations are listed on our interactive check station map and on pages 3 & 4 of the summary deer regulations. Elk must be delivered to a check station before leaving the state and within 48 hours of kill, but no later than 1 p.m. of the day following the close of any portion of the season.
Hunters who have difficulty completing the online registration process may call their local Game and Parks district office or service center between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. during the season: Lincoln, Wildlife Division office, 402-471-9932; Alliance district office, 308-763-2940; Kearney service center, 308-865-5310; Norfolk district office, 402-370-3374; Bassett service center, 402-684-2921; or North Platte district office, 308-535-8025.
The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office has obtained a Med-Return drug collection unit. Citizens looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent drop off location in the south hall of the courthouse. Properly disposing of excess drugs is everyone's responsibility as a matter of public safety. More than 70 percent of the young people abusing prescription pain relievers get them through friends and family, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet. Now Cheyenne County citizens won't have to wait for a specific take-back day to clean out their medicine cabinets. Keep prescription medication away from our children and out of our water supply.