Today, as I once again take the oath for the office of Adams County Sheriff, my resolve to help make Natchez a safer place to live and raise families at is just as strong as it was two years ago when I was sworn in as your Sheriff for the first time.
With the holiday season drawing to a close, I look toward a new year and a new term and can't help but think how fortunate I am to serve this county as its Sheriff.
Through the constant support of Adams County citizens and with the professional backing of amazing and dedicated deputies who are committed to protecting their neigbors and keeping our offices and jail facitily operating smoothly, my life-long dream of serving this county has been brought to fruition.
With 2012 rolling in, not only am I preparing to help make Adams County a safer place to live, but I'm also counting the many blessings I'll be taking into the new year with me.
I am also fortunate to have a wonderful family and great friends to support me. I appreciate their patience and understanding for all the times I’m called out in the middle of dinner or the middle of the night. Their support means more than I could ever express.
Most of all, I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to the residents of Adams County. I cannot thank my supporters enough for the constant words of encouragement they give to my staff members and myself. It’s your efforts, working together, that make our County a great place to live and work. I am thankful for the assistance you’ve provided through anonymous phone calls, the Web site and in person. I sincerely appreciate your commitment to the safety of our community.
In 2012, Adams County citizens can count on seeing a continued visable patrol, more drugs being brought in off the streets and a group of law enforcement officers who have a deep calling to protect and serve their community.
These men and women lay their lives on the line every day. I encourage you to continue giving them a friendly smile or a kind word to let them know you appreciate them as much as I do. I am truly fortunate to have them by my side.
I look forward to 2012 with optimism. I will continue to work with you to improve the quality of life for each resident we serve.
May each and every one of you have a blessed New Year ahead!
Sheriff Chuck Mayfield