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      Heartland deputy honored for selflessness

      Schuyler County Deputy Joshua Mathes honored for his selfless assistance.
      Here's some news we don't hear too often. The Jefferson City Chief of Police sent a letter of appreciation to the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office, for their selfless assistance.

      In the letter Jefferson City Police Chief Roger Schroeder says that Deputy Joshua Mathes of Schuyler County witnessed a Jefferson City Police officer involved in a foot pursuit of an individual fleeing custody.

      Without hesitation, Officer Mathes pursued the suspect while in his patrol car. As the Jefferson City Officer continued on foot, he observed Officer Mathes along with another officer with the Hannibal Police Department, detaining the suspect, handcuffing him, and later taken to the Cole County Jail.

      Chief Schroeder expressed his appreciation for Deputy Mathes. "Please express my appreciation to Deputy Mathes for his prompt, selfless, and effective assistance without thought for his personal safety," said Chief Schroeder.

      Chief Schroeder says Officer Mathes' conduct was an exemplary representation of the fine men and women employed by the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office.

      This is great example of success which results when law enforcement agencies work together as a team.