April 2018: Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

The Citrus County Commission proclaimed April 2018 as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month in Citrus County.

The Citrus County Commission proclaimed April 2018 as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month in Citrus County. The county’s agencies joined state agencies and agencies in other Florida counties in observence of the need for increased awareness of child abuse in the state’s communities (March 27, 2018)

School Safety

The Citrus County Commission, Sheriff and School District have begun talks about how to fund state-mandated school safety officers

The Citrus County Commission, Sheriff and School District have begun talks about how to fund state-mandated school safety officers for every school, not only in the county, but statewide. It’s not going to be cheap for struggling counties (March 27, 2018)

 

Sheriff’s Office investigating death off SR 44 East

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies were on scene at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday of a death on State Road 33 East, across the street from Seven Rivers Presbyterian School.

A motorist noticed a body lying on the sidewalk and called authorities on March 21. The victim was 70 years old. (March 21, 2018)

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies were on scene at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday of a death on State Road 44 East, across the street from Seven Rivers Presbyterian School.

A motorist noticed the body lying on the sidewalk and called authorities.

Detectives say they believe a man, approximately 70 years old, was walking on the sidewalk and had a medical issue and died.

The Sheriff’s Office said that, at present, the death does not appear to be suspicious. Meanwhile Sheriff’s Office Investigators are working to identify the man and notify next of kin.