Letter: Sheridan deserves credit for emergency response

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Editor,

Very interesting article (in the Oct. 8 issue of Current in Carmel) on police not “marking out” so that certain calls do not count. I did notice that the Town of Sheridan was not mentioned.

We lived in Sheridan for more than six years and noticed that the Sheridan Police Dept. and Sheridan Fire Dept. are often the first responding agencies for calls in that area of Hamilton County and a portion of Boone County. From U.S. 421 to U.S. 31 and down to Rt. 32 and up to the Tipton County line, Sheridan seems to always be the first to respond. With rural roads and a mix of semi traffic, there are a lot of car accidents. We used to ask, “Does Sheridan pay for all of these calls?” I am sure there are assigned jurisdictions and some kind of funding formula.

It is a blessing to everyone in that area of the county and those who drive through that Sheridan has a full-time police and fire department, something rare for a town its size. The Town of Sheridan accomplishes much that benefits all residents in that northwest corner of Hamilton county (and a good chunk of Boone County), and wonder if they get the credit and compensation that they deserve.

Thank you for your work. As a new Carmel resident, I have been enjoying Current.

Linda Adams, Carmel

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