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Have a Safe and Responsible 4th of July Holiday

June 30, 2017

As we venture into the holiday weekend we want to remind our family and friends of Claiborne Parish to have a safe and responsible 4th of July holiday.

The Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office asks everyone to be safe and considerate when celebrating the 4th of July. In addition to extra patrols focused on impaired drivers, Sheriff’s Deputies will be prepared to enforce laws related to illegal fireworks.

Every year Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Deputies respond to complaints of holiday gatherings and other celebrations that get out of hand due to intoxication and illegal fireworks. These complaints include injuries, property damage and neighborhood disturbances. Pets, small children and Veterans are also affected by loud noises from illegal fireworks that are often used late into the night. The public should also consider that damage or injury caused by a careless act involving fireworks can bring significant civil liability. Fire danger is another factor to be considered when setting off fireworks, so be sure to practice fire safety as well.

Please remember to be safe, legal and considerate while celebrating Independence.

Thank you,

Sheriff Ken Bailey

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