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Sheriff Deputies Attend Boat Operation Training

Public Information Officer:
January 20th, 2022
Major Kevin Tieman,
Cass County Sheriff’s Office

Members of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office Disaster Emergency Response Team (D.E.R.T.) are attending boat operation training with the Missouri State Highway Patrol this week in Jefferson City.

In 2014 the Cass County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund Board of Directors provided the funding for the sheriff’s office to purchase a 20 foot SeaArk boat to be used in search and rescue operations. Funding also provided for the purchase of safety and rescue equipment.

Cass County has over 30 large bodies of water and three rivers within its 700 square mile jurisdiction.

“Our county has numerous areas that are prone to flooding during heavy rains. Our deputies are called to rescue residents trapped by flood waters, motorist caught in high water, or to search lakes and streams. The ability to have the proper equipment and trained personnel are vital to keeping our citizens safe,” said Sheriff Jeff Weber.

The 3-day class hosted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol provides training in backing trailers and launching boats. Deputies will also receive hands on training in proper boating operation fundamentals. These fundamentals include properly trimming a boat motor, pulling alongside other boats or objects, and proper ferrying techniques. Deputies will be trained and complete courses of operation include a planing course, a backing course, and a slalom course. They will also be required to successfully pull alongside another vessel in moving water.

Update: 10-03-18

Two Suspects Captured After Pursuit

Two people have been charged in the theft from Kohl’s Department Store and pursuit on Monday October 1.

The driver of the vehicle, Jamesha M. Wright, 27, Kansas City Missouri has been charged by the Cass County Prosecutor with Stealing – $750 Or More, a class D Felony and Resisting/interfering With Arrest For A Felony, a class E Felony. Her bond has been set at $7500 10% Cash Only. Wright is currently in custody at the Cass County Jail.

The passenger, Youlanda M. Colley, 48, Kansas City Missouri has been charged by the Cass County Prosecutor with one count of Stealing – $750 Or More, a class D Felony. Her bond has been set at $5000 10% Cash Only. Colley posted bond and was released.


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