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Serving Iosco County, Michigan
Citizens of Iosco County,
Everyone is aware we are in the middle of a historic and deadly pandemic. In an effort to mitigate the negative outcomes on the citizens of Michigan, Governor Whitmer has issued 147 executive orders. I have no doubt the Governor feels these are necessary, however, the manner in which they're written and executed leads to great confusion among local law enforcement as well as the public at large.
These are trying times in many aspects for law enforcement. We cannot afford to take actions that further erode the public trust in us. As such, the official position of the Sheriff's Office is to continue to educate the public on the benefits of wearing a face covering in enclosed public places. We will stress that wearing a mask will slow the spread and save lives. We will not, however, be expending the resources of the Sheriff's Office on issuing citations to individuals not wearing masks.
I would remind people to respect a business' or store's requirements to wear a mask. Non-compliant store guests who do not leave when asked, may be prosecuted for trespassing or disorderly conduct under Michigan law.
Citizens that would like other enforcement actions regarding an individual not wearing a mask in an enclosed public space should contact the Attorney General Office at (517) 335-7622. If a citizen would like to file a complaint on a business not requiring masks, please contact MIOSHA
at (855) 723-3219.
Allan L. MacGregor
On July 14th, 2020, Sergeant Jim Brink (left) and Deputy Matthew Klosowski-Lorenz (right) were sitting at local gas station when they were approached by a young man. The young man handed the deputies each a card and said he wanted to thank them for their service! A short moment later, the deputies opened the cards to find a very heartfelt message and a Twenty Dollar ($20) bill in each card along with a wooden police coin. The deputies were unable to locate the young man to try and give him back the money. The deputies only know him as "Lane", as he signed it in their cards. The deputies wanted to take Lanes' kindness and appreciation, and pass it on to others! The deputes matched Lanes generous $40 token of appreciation and donated a total of $80 to the MSP Annual Golf Outing, to benefit the Annabelle Nickell Memorial and the Thin Blue Line of Michigan. Sergeant Brink and Deputy Klosowski would like to thank Lane for his support and want to put out a challenge to anyone out there who would like to follow Lane's kindness! Let's show Lane what his generosity can turn into. Those wishing to donate can contact Trooper John Walsh at (989) 965-1378. Tell Trooper Walsh your "Paying it Forward for Lane" so we can show Lane how a good deed can go a long way! See below flyer for more information!
TAWAS CITY, MI – Ascension St. Joseph Foundation recognized and paid tribute to local law enforcement agencies at their annual Winter Gala on Saturday, Feb. 22. The prestigious Spirit of St. Joseph Award will be presented to “those who serve and protect” including the Iosco County Sheriff's Office, Michigan State Police Post 32, Oscoda Township Police Department and Tawas Police Authority. The award is bestowed annually to a highly respected physician, community member or organization who has rendered long and noteworthy service to Ascension St. Joseph and the community.
The Winter Gala was held at the East Tawas Community Center, located at 760 Newman Street in East Tawas. The festive evening, one of the most anticipated galas in Northern Michigan, and included a decadent hors d’oeuvre and cocktail hour, magnificent gourmet meal, live music from the band “Great Scott,” plus much more.
Over the years, this event has raised thousands of dollars in community support to secure new equipment and provide life-saving services to aid in the treatment and healing of our patients. Proceeds from the 2020 event will be used to support the Seton Cancer Center infusion room renovations and patient care equipment at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital.