Sheriff Labrum Shares Summer Safety Message

by | May 26, 2023 | News | 0 comments

All are excited for warm weather and the kick off to summer break but this isn’t a time to throw caution to the wind. Uintah County Sheriff Steve Labrum has issued a timely message as fun summer plans are being made. “Graduation is [tonight] and summer break kicks off this weekend, which means lots of kids will be out and about having fun,” he shares. “Drive safe and keep kids in sight. It’s also finally time to get the motorcycles out. Get in the habit of looking for them on the roads. Most of the mountain is still trying to shed its winter coat. This means it’s still cold in the higher elevations. Running water and mud are prevalent. Please don’t drive in wet and muddy areas. This ruins habitat and camping sites for all of us.” Sheriff Labrum also brought attention to the danger around waterbodies. “The streams and rivers are running very fast and very cold,” he states. “Stay away from river banks as they can be very unstable and please watch children and pets closely when they are near water. Our lakes are all filling up and are ready to recreate on as well. Let’s remember to wear lifejackets to prevent tragedy. Be prepared when heading outdoors with all the proper equipment to self-rescue or be able to survive until help arrives. Let someone know where you are going and when you are coming home. Summer is here, let’s make it a fun and safe one here in Uintah County.”

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