MOUNT VERNON — Despite some very large crowds, the 2009 Knox County Fair was mostly uneventful from a law enforcement stand point.
Sheriff David Barber said deputies were kept busy handling traffic, crowd control and security during the seven-day event. These takes were performed by full-time and special deputies in cruisers, on bicycles, all-terrain vehicles and on foot.
The day-to-day law enforcement responsibilities were under the direction of Lt. David Shaffer. Shaffer reported no major incidents or problems during the fair, but deputies responded to a variety of calls for service. These included disturbances, traffic complaints and accidents, missing children and lost and found reports. Two juveniles were picked up for probation violations and one adult was arrested on a warrant.
The Community Relations Division, under the direction of Deputy Dan Selby, provided a booth in the merchants building showcasing the KCSO and its various divisions and programs. Selby provided crime prevention, personal safety and drug education materials at the booth and also distributed free cable-style gun locks.