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Graduation and summer break are here! – Message from the Sheriff


The school year has come to an end and children have been dismissed for summer break.  We at the Milam County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone to be safe and drive cautiously as children will be out playing, riding bikes and enjoying the summer weather.


We also want to recognize all of our seniors throughout Milam County High Schools who have graduated and wish them all the very best as they head out into the world. Some of our seniors may be preparing for college, others preparing for a career, and the rest still deciding. No matter where you are headed in life, we want to say congratulations, good luck, and stay safe!


Of course, summer weather usually means higher temperatures, so remember these tips to beat the heat:


  •       Take frequent water breaks
  •       Apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15
  •       Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle
  •       Seek medical attention immediately for any signs of heat-related illness


We would also like to remind everyone traveling in a vehicle to always wear your seat belt and never drink and drive. Seat belt use is a most effective way to protect yourself and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. Do not drink and drive – instead, call on a designated driver to get you home safely. Not only do you risk your life when you drive impaired, you are putting other drivers and passengers you share the roadway with at risk, too.


The Milam County Sheriff’s Office and I hope everyone has a great summer! Congratulations again to our graduates!

Thank You and God Bless,

Sheriff Chris White