Extra officers on hand

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, July 4, 2007

By By Lisa Tindell, news reporter
If you plan to drive a vehicle over the July 4 holiday, plan to be watched. Brewton and East Brewton police departments as well as officers with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department and the Alabama Department of Public Safety will be on patrol.
With many activities planned in the East Brewton area, police there will be taking care of a variety of tasks connected with the day.
Drivers and pedestrians alike should note Snowden Street will be closed beginning at 5 p.m., the time festivities are planned to begin at the Fort Crawford Park. The Lee Street Bridge will not be closed to traffic.
Regular patrols will be seen throughout the day in East Brewton, with a concentrated presence in and around Fort Crawford Park during and following the events.
Brewton Police will be out in full force during the holiday with extra patrols and assistance for motorists and residents in the area.
Broughton also said the public should be reminded that officers will be patrolling areas to make sure that revelers remain safe during the holiday period.
Alabama State Troopers will also be out in full force during the Fourth of July enforcing all traffic laws, troopers said.

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