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Operation Loose Wire Local Results


Charlotte County, FL – September 27, 2021

Members of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office recently participated in Operation Loose Wire led by the Florida Sheriffs Association, along with 16 other Florida sheriff’s offices. The initiative focused on reducing the number of livestock that are at large, as well as cases of neglect, and illegal dumping. Excellent work was conducted by our members who continue to work proactively to both educate and enforce, and protect livestock throughout the rural Charlotte County community.

Locally, our results are as follows:

Complaints: 529
Citizens Contacted: 37
Cases Referred to State Attorney: 16
Arrests: 33

The 17 sheriff’s offices that participated in the operation are from Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lake, Manatee, Pasco, Seminole, Sarasota, St. Lucie, St. Johns and Volusia counties. Operation Loose Wire contributes to the FSA’s strategic plan by providing effective and timely support, training, and information exchange for Florida’s sheriffs; fostering effective law enforcement, crime prevention, apprehension of criminals, and protection of life and property of Floridians; promoting public awareness about developments in law enforcement, crime prevention, and public safety; protecting the state’s future by promoting public support of programs and services focused on youth; and providing fiscal integrity of the organization.