HCSO Marine Patrol Hosts National Safe Boating Week Event
HCSO Marine Patrol Host Press Conference in Partnership with the Hamilton County Park Ranger’s Division and Erlanger Trauma Services in
Recognition of National Boater Safety Week
Hamilton County, TN – Earlier today, 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, 2018.
Today’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 our 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.
The HCSO would like to thank those reporters and news outlets who participated in today’s event as we seek to promote boater safety and operation.
The HCSO would also like to thank the following personnel for their efforts to make today’s press conference possible: Captain Doug Wilson, Sergeant Mark Williams, Sergeant Matthew Purvis, and Deputy Sam Roistacher.
A special thanks to Hamilton County Park Director Tom Lamb, Hamilton County Park Ranger Division Captain Noel McDaniel, and Erlanger Hospital Trauma Services Trauma Outreach & Injury Prevention Coordinator, Regena Young, for partnering with us today and making this a positive and beneficial public safety event.