Halloween Safety is a Priority for Montgomery Co. Deputies

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By Ashley Thompson

Tonight I rode along with a lieutenant of the Montgomery Sheriff's Co. Office and witnessed everything they do on Halloween to keep the streets safe.

Halloween is a time for candy, costumes, and fun. But it can also be a very dangerous time.

Lieutenant Scott Cone explains some of the most common Halloween dangers.

"We have more children on the street than usual in the neighborhoods. With the dark skies, kids are running to and from different houses. Sometimes their costumes, they may be a dark costume and we have the vehicles traveling through the neighborhoods for people coming home. So that is a concern."

All of these dangers make patrolling the streets on October 31st a rigorous task. Lieutenant Scott Cone does everything from stopping drunk drivers to escorting children. He says safety is his biggest concern.

"Sheriff Marshal and Chief Cunningham are big advocates of the safety of children and for us to go out there and be seen. And everybody have a good time."

The potential danger of going door to door has many families choosing to spend Halloween 'trunk or treating' instead.

"Everyone comes out. It's a very Christian environment and very safe environment. Kids are allowed to enjoy themselves altogether, fellowship with one another" says trunk or treater Leon Allen.

Lieutenant Cone says police will be out here all night patrolling the area and working to keep you safe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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