HCSO Partners With Hamilton County Rangers And Erlanger To Recognize National Boater Safety Week

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sheriff Jim Hammond and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Division hosted a press conference at Chester Frost Park in recognition of National Boater Safety Week Which began on May 19.

Thursday’s event was conducted in partnership with the Hamilton County Rangers Division and Erlanger Hospital’s Trauma Services. During the press conference, members of our local media learned about the HCSO Marine Patrol Division’s mission, how it protects our community’s waterways, and ways to encourage safe boating habits for families.
Sergeant Matthew Purvis of the HCSO Marine Patrol Division offered tips to help boaters enjoy the boating season as well as discussed various safety equipment required to be kept aboard various vessels and watercraft.


After the press conference, members of local media took a tour and excursion aboard Marine One and were able to participate in live boat checks with area boaters. Reporters were also able to witness firsthand the speed, power, and agility of Marine One as the vessel was put through various runs and maneuvers.

Several members of the public attended today’s event including several homeschool children. After the press conference, the children were also able to go for a brief excursion ride on Marine One to see how it operates.




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