• Home

Dewitt County Sheriff holds Church Safety program in Yorktown

Posted: Updated:

The Dewitt County Sheriff's Office held a church safety and awareness program this evening at the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown.

The program was held in front of a crowd of church goers looking for answers after the Sutherland Springs tragedy. The program is aimed at informing church members proper safety and awareness tips they can use in the event of an active shooter incident. The Sheriff's office is also hoping to start a conversation about mass shootings so people are better prepared. We spoke to church Pastor Andrew Lemlyn who said it breaks his heart holding a program like this because of the recent mass shootings.  

"It, it's kept me up at night. I know that with an increase occurrence of mass violence in our nation, I know that the chance of me knowing someone and loving someone that is affected by that violence has increased. And, believe me, that keeps me awake at night, at times."

Dewitt County Sheriff Carl Bowen says you should always know where the exits are in a building and to act fast if a shooter is active to make sure you and your family are safe. If you have any questions about what to do in an active shooter situation, you can contact the Dewitt County Sheriff's Office at 361-275-5734.

Current Conditions
/
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • One of Crossroads Most Wanted captured

    One of Crossroads Most Wanted captured

    Victoria Police Department and Victoria Crime Stoppers are pleased to announce that John Carrier, one of the Crossroads Most Wanted, has been captured.

    Victoria Police Department and Victoria Crime Stoppers are pleased to announce that John Carrier, one of the Crossroads Most Wanted, has been captured.

  • Dollar General remodel adds produce and expanded products in Victoria

    Dollar General remodel adds produce and expanded products in Victoria

    Dollar General is excited to announce it recently completed a remodel of its store at 5780 Southwest Moody St. in Victoria.  

    Dollar General is excited to announce it recently completed a remodel of its store at 5780 Southwest Moody St. in Victoria.  

  • 4 wounded in Fort Worth drive-by shooting

    4 wounded in Fort Worth drive-by shooting

    Authorities say two 3-year-old children and two young men were wounded in a drive-by shooting in Fort Worth.     

    Authorities say two 3-year-old children and two young men were wounded in a drive-by shooting in Fort Worth.     

  • One hospitalized after Auto Pedestrian accident

    One hospitalized after Auto Pedestrian accident

    LAST NIGHT AROUND 8:50 PM THE VICTORIA POLICE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED TO A CALL A MAN HIT BY A CAR ON THE 3000 BLOCK OF HOUSTON HIGHWAY. 

    LAST NIGHT AROUND 8:50 PM THE VICTORIA POLICE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED TO A CALL A MAN HIT BY A CAR ON THE 3000 BLOCK OF HOUSTON HIGHWAY. 

  • PMI Lawsuit After Social Media Allegations

    PMI Lawsuit After Social Media Allegations

    A Port Lavaca company is suing a former employee after allegations were made of the work environment using the social media platform of Facebook.

    A Port Lavaca company is suing a former employee after allegations were made of the work environment using the social media platform of Facebook.

  • Body found near abandoned Mercer ER building

    Body found near abandoned Mercer ER building

    A woman's body was found Monday afternoon near the abandoned Mercer ER building next to the Victoria mall. 

    A woman's body was found Monday afternoon near the abandoned Mercer ER building next to the Victoria mall. 

  • 2-Year-Old Fatally Mauled by Dog

    2-Year-Old Fatally Mauled by Dog

     ALVIN, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a 2-year-old girl was fatally mauled by her family's dog in their Houston-area home. The Brazoria County Sheriff's Office says deputies went to a home in Alvin on Friday afternoon after getting a 911 call. At the home, located about 30 miles south of Houston, deputies found the girl had been attacked by the dog while the two were playing in the yard. The girl sustained severe injuries and died at the scene. Authorities say the mixed-breed dog ...

     ALVIN, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a 2-year-old girl was fatally mauled by her family's dog in their Houston-area home. The Brazoria County Sheriff's Office says deputies went to a home in Alvin on Friday afternoon after getting a 911 call. At the home, located about 30 miles south of Houston, deputies found the girl had been attacked by the dog while the two were playing in the yard. The girl sustained severe injuries and died at the scene. Authorities say the mixed-breed dog ...

  • Deadly Birthday Party Shooting

    Deadly Birthday Party Shooting

    TAFT, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a party in South Texas to mark a toddler's first birthday erupted in gunfire, leaving four men dead and a fifth man wounded. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the shooting happened shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday in Taft, 12 miles (19 kilometers) north of Corpus Christi. Sgt. Nathan Brandley said an argument escalated into a deadly shooting.  Brandley says one suspect is in custody. He says a second suspect hasn't yet been arrested. Bra...

    TAFT, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a party in South Texas to mark a toddler's first birthday erupted in gunfire, leaving four men dead and a fifth man wounded. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the shooting happened shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday in Taft, 12 miles (19 kilometers) north of Corpus Christi. Sgt. Nathan Brandley said an argument escalated into a deadly shooting.  Brandley says one suspect is in custody. He says a second suspect hasn't yet been arrested. Bra...