Amidst the concerns and precautions surrounding the coronavirus, DeWitt County Sheriff Mike Walker is seeing an unexpected surprise.
The Sheriff reports the number of calls for service to his department has reduced significantly in the past week. He feels social distancing and self quarantining are leading to a reduction of incidents.
Sheriff Walker says crime numbers are also trending down, but his department will continue to respond to all calls accordingly.
Officials continue to encourage residents to practice social distancing, and reduced travel, in order to slow the spread of the virus.