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A Prayer for the 4th

Posted on July 3, 2020

Sheriff John & Marcia Carter

Tomorrow is our great nation's 244th birthday we offer this prayer:        

Father God, we are truly grateful for the men and woman that gave their lives to preserve our freedoms. Oh gracious Father, we proclaim our allegiance to our country and total dedication to you our Lord. It is our prayer that the name of the Lord be praised and celebrated throughout our country on this joyous holiday. For it is in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit we pray. AMEN!

Memorial Day

Posted on May 18, 2020
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Easter Message

Posted on April 11, 2020

Tomorrow morning we will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the tomb. The COVID 19 virus has hampered us from gathering at our places of worship but in no way has it dampened our spirit. Tomorrow we will give thanks and praise for the most glorious event in history. We will be together in spirit  to celebrate our risen Lord who gave us forgiveness of our sins, gave us salvation and gave us the gift of eternal life. Have a Happy Easter and may God bless and keep you all. 

Sheriff John & Marcia Carter

Peace Officer Memorial Day

Posted on May 14, 2019

In observance of National Peace Officer Memorial Day all flags should be lowered to half- staff on May 15th from sunrise to sunset. In the aftermath of last Saturday's line of duty death of Sgt. Kelvin Ansari of the Savannah Police Department, Governor Kemp may order the flags remain lowered until the conclusion of Sgt. Ansari's funeral. Please pray for his family and friends and his brothers and sisters at Savannah P.D.

Last year one hundred sixty three Peace Officers lost their lives in the line of duty. . To date this year 42 have been killed.

It is our prayer that the citizens of our county and state know and understand the daily sacrifices made by our officers and is equally as important to remember those who have made the "ultimate sacrifice"


Thanks and God Bless,

Sheriff John G. Carter

Prom Safety Message from the Sheriff

Posted on April 18, 2017

Sheriff John Carter and Safe Kids Wayne County offer the following safety tips to help ensure a safe and enjoyable prom night.

Tips for Parents

  • Ask your teen about their plans including places, times and contact numbers.
  • Talk to your teen about the dangers and consequences of impaired and distracted driving. Tell them to BUCKLE UP!
  • Discuss with them how to handle difficult situations.  This could include being offered a ride by an impaired driver, being offered alcohol, drugs, or being pressured to have sex.
  • Do not rent hotel rooms for teens
  • Establish a curfew, know the whereabouts of pre and post prom parties, and make sure appropriate adult supervision will be present.

Tips for Teens

  • Do not feel pressured to drink, use drugs or have sex on prom night.  It is ok to say no, even if others are participating.
  • Do not drive impaired and do not get in a car with a driver who is impaired. Always Buckle Up!
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable or endangered, leave immediately.
  • Make sure your cell phone is charged and keep it with you.
  • Inform your parents or guardians of your plans for the evening and provide contact information.

Prom night is one of the most exciting and memorable times in a teens life. “We at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office want all our teens to have a safe, enjoyable prom and make it a night with only positive memories”





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