So we;ll get started by commenting on the so-called "Trail Ride" with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer being 'honored' as the Trail Boss. This definitely displays one of the greatest problems in Osceola County history. There are no more REAL cowboys left in the county so now Osceola has to select a Mayor from Orlando (city) to lead the cattle! Are you kidding ALL of us? Dyer has an attitude which does NOT belong in Osceola County yet, the powers that be invite this guy to continue the county's heritage. SHAME befalls upon those making the choice. Yes, he's been a resident and attended schools here when he was a kid. So What? That sure as Hell doesn't make him a real cowboy, even with his very slight drawl!
Also Osceola citizens, get ready for YOUR elected county commissioners to give away approximately $500,000.00 to the City of Orlando & Orange County over the next 3 years. This is to assist in bringing the NFL's Pro Bowl to ORLANDO! What Osceola County will receive for its donation is the possibility of Bowl attendees selecting a room to stay in for that weekend. Possibly dining, and visits to some attractions however, we'll ask, is it FAIR to take tax dollars AWAY from Osceola County when their budgeted funds are in such deplorable condition? No matter which fund they'll raid, they'll take whatever they want, from wherever they want, no matter who complains and how much they contribute in taxes in Osceola County. This November election is the time when you, the voters, can actually repay those you believe did a splendid, or very poor job in stewarding YOUR tax dollars! YES, your vote counts!
We're exhausted, already, from coming back and writing this little blog. We know many have departed but there are those who have actually been looking for us, so thank you to all!
May the rest of this week be as good for you as you wish it for others! Be healthy, be a good neighbor, and may God Bless YOU!
Osceola County – On February 16, Osceola County Sheriff's detectives arrested Totaram Singh and charged him with 12 counts of Domestic Capital Sexual Battery. The investigation began in late January when deputies took a report from a juvenile.
She told deputies Singh, a relative, inappropriately touched her on multiple occasions when she was 7 years old.
Osceola County - On February 11, Osceola County Sheriff's deputies and Osceola County Fire Rescue paramedics won the 2016 Tactical/Medic Challenge which was held in Lake County this week. This event was the first in the state of Florida which included a team competition and educational symposium to improve the skill sets of both the medical operator and the non-medical operator.
Each event had competitors all capable of engaging in handgun and shoulder fired weapons courses of fire. The Sheriff's Office team of 6 competed in four categories:
The Osceola County team won first place and Deputy Sheriff Corey Griffin took first place in the individual tactical handgun competition.
The competition was hosted by the Lake County Sheriff's Office, the Institute of Public Safety Lake Technical College and Tactical Element.
“Competitions like this provide training and education which help better prepare our team for real-life scenarios. Partnering with trained medics in our SWAT program enhances our current operations. I am very proud of all their efforts,” stated Sheriff Bob Hansell.
Pictured above from left to right: Osceola County Fire Rescue Lt. Jeff MacAlister, Engineer/Parademic Margie Potts, Lt. James Ross, Osceola County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff Corey Griffin, Deputy Sheriff Aaron Young and Sheriff Bob Hansell. Not pictured: Osceola County Sheriff's Office Agent Heath Riley
The Osceola County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens about skimming devices found at three 7-Eleven Stores in Kissimmee.
Skimming devices installed inside the gas pumps have recently been reported at 7-Eleven stores located at 5880 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, 7413 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway and 8201 Championsgate Boulevard in Kissimmee.