With Halloween just a couple of days away. Local authorities are reminding everyone to be aware and be careful, especially on Haloween.
With several hundred trick or treaters expected out this Halloween, motorists and pedestrians need to be aware. DeWitt County Sheriff Jered Shofner says the most important safety measure to be taken is to make sure children are supervised at all times. He also says a good safety measure is to not eat anything unpackaged until it has been inspected and approved to eat. While he says there hasn't been any cases in DeWitt County, he says it just a good measure to take.
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There are several community events that take place that Sheriff Shofner encourages residents to take advantage of. He feels it provides a safe environment but also may benefit others in the community as well.
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With a majority of kids looking forward to going door to door, the Sheriff says keeping an eye on the kids is a necessity. He encourages those in vehicles to be alert for kids who may be crossing the roads.
Other tips from the Sheriff include parents reviewing the sex offender list, and finding areas to avoid. He also encourages residents with yard ornaments to clear paths and remove and tripping hazards. And finally, observe the hours of trick or treating (CLICK HERE FOR TIMES) set up by individual communities.