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Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher read a proclamation Monday morning to the Knox County Commissioners declaring June 15 as Elder Abuse Awareness Day as presented jointly with the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Council. Pictured are, from left, commissioners Roger Reed, Allen Stockberger and Teresa Bemiller; county office administrator Rochelle Shackle; SALT council member Cheryl Splain and Thatcher.
Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher read a proclamation Monday morning to the Knox County Commissioners declaring June 15 as Elder Abuse Awareness Day as presented jointly with the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Council. Pictured are, from left, commissioners Roger Reed, Allen Stockberger and Teresa Bemiller; county office administrator Rochelle Shackle; SALT council member Cheryl Splain and Thatcher. (Photo by )

By Mount Vernon News
June 12, 2012 11:22 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — A special proclamation recognizing the importance of awareness of elder abuse in Knox County was read before the Knox County Board of Commissioners on Monday morning by Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher. Thatcher was joined by Knox County Victims Advocate Diana Oswalt and Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Council member Cheryl Splain in reading the proclamation.

“On behalf of the prosecutor’s office and the SALT Council, we want to take the opportunity to ask the elected officials in the county to recognize Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15,” said Thatcher. Proclamations were also shared for this day to be recognized in Mount Vernon, Martinsburg, Fredericktown, Danville, Gambier and Centerburg.

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The purpose of the Elder Abuse Awareness Day is, “To make people aware it does go on,” according to Thatcher, stressing the importance of letting the community know that those in decision-making positions believe it is important to protect our senior citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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