On 23 June Cherokee Marshal’s Office responded to the area of the Bridge Mill Pool as a result of a number of calls to 911 in reference to a non-permitted event at the pool. The event promoter, Quincy Truitt, explained that he had rented the facility and was told by Bridge Mill officials that he did not need a permit. With the event expecting 700 participants and the absence of a Special Event Permit that the promoter failed to obtain the event was canceled by the Marshal’s Office (See Cherokee County Ordinance Sec. 18-143). The promoter and those associated with the event were cooperative with law enforcement. The promoter is welcome to apply for a Special Event Permit if he wishes to hold the event in the future.
Cherokee Chief Marshal Ron Hunton adds, “I made the decision to cancel the event. The Special Event application process is in place for just such events. The application process allows for public safety to plan for the event addressing such issues as traffic and crowd control, Fire and EMS response and other matters concerning public safety. To allow an event like this, with the numbers expected, to take place with no public safety planning would be inherently unsafe.”
Marshal's Office Recognition
On June 19, 2018, The Cherokee Marshal’s Office was recognized by the Yaarab Shriners Organization for Outstanding Service to their organization and its charitable fundraising activities. Representing the Shriners, Johnny Adams, Tony Trencio, Wallace Reid, and Webster Cole presented Chief Hunton and staff with the award. Chief Ron Hunton added, “It is such an honor for the Marshal’s Office to assist the Shriners in their efforts to help children and the community.”
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