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HCSO Hosts Bi-Annual Shred-It Campaign & Drug Take-Back Event Today



Hamilton County, TN - Today, amidst cool temperatures and periods of heavy rain, the HCSO, WDEF News 12, and the Shred-It Company co-hosted the 2015 Bi-Annual Hamilton County Sheriff's Office's Shred-It & Drug Take-Back Event at the West Patrol Annex on Dayton Pike. Despite unpredictable weather, today's event was very successful!

Today's event brought over 100 cars loaded with paper items to be shredded and approximately 60 pounds of expired/unnecessary medicine to be properly disposed of by law enforcement. The official weight of paper items shredded is yet to be known, but Shred-It personnel said the weight would be significant.

Opportunities like today's Shred-It Campaign & Drug Take-Back Event are excellent opportunities for the HCSO to assist community residents with the disposal of sensitive items and unnecessary medications without fear of identity theft or worrying their medications could fall into the wrong hands or pollute our water system.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office would like to thank this year's co-sponsors, WDEF News Channel 12 and the Shred-It Company, for their continued support. Year after year, they have been consistently supportive of this community event.

Special thanks to the following HCSO personnel for participating in today's campaign:

Sheriff Jim Hammond, Chief Deputy Allen Branum, Support Services Director Gino Bennett, Reserve Deputies' Karen Myrick, Greg Smith, Terry Chambers, and Jerry Mauldin, Evidence and Property Collection Officer John Scruggs, Safe Journey Program Technicians' Becky Campbell and Christy Smith, and Public Information Officer Matt Lea.

WDEF News Channel 12 was represented by Chip Chapman, Doris Ellis, and Jimmy Meyers. News 12 provided drinks and snacks for those in attendance.

The Shred-It Company was represented by Darin Bales, Billy Morgan, and Dusty Hallman.

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