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Message From Sheriff Blackwell


A concerned resident of Shelby County came to me with a rumor that I would like to get cleared up.
First of all, rumors are just that – rumors. More often than not, they are not true and created by unhappy people that have not gotten their way. And that is exactly what this is.
I have been informed that residents of the Joaquin area are being told that my deputies have been instructed to not answer calls or patrol in the Joaquin, Tenaha and Timpson areas. Most of you can figure out where this is coming from. Let me assure every resident of Shelby County that I am your Sheriff and when you call, regardless of where you live, if it is in Shelby County, your call will be answered by a deputy. You will be treated respectfully and your situation handled as appropriately as it can within the law. If it’s not, then you need to call me personally.
I am truly honored and excited to continue to be your Sheriff and will do my job to the absolute best of my ability – within the law. I have always said this and will continue to do so. This county endured corrupt officials for too long and I refuse to let them take this county back. Shelby County is a fine place to raise your children and grandchildren and we’re going to keep it that way.
My door is always open to you 24/7. I am in my office 7 days a week, usually by 6 a.m. You may also call me on my cell: 936-590-0933, home: 936-590-9126 or the Sheriff’s Office at 936-598-5601.
Thank you and God Bless Shelby County.
Sheriff Willis Blackwell

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