Agencies team up to increase Milford Lake water safety patrols

Local law enforcement agencies have teamed up to board a Geary County Sheriff's Department vessel that will conduct additional water safety patrols at Milford Lake.

Some additional water safety patrols will now be conducted at Milford Lake.

The Geary County Sheriff’s Department worked with EMS personnel and the Junction City Fire Department to begin water safety patrols at the lake this week. Geary County Sheriff Daniel Jackson said he and Fire Chief Terry Johnson were able to come to an agreement that will allow fire personnel — who hold EMT, paramedic and/or water rescue certifications — to team up with deputies aboard a sheriff’s department vessel in order to provide quicker responses to emergencies around the lake. The timing was notable due to an uptick in water activities at the lake due to Independence Day activities. 

Staff from the departments involved are looking forward to continued opportunities to work together, and feel this will serve as a great asset to the community and those who visit it.

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