Sheriff’s office begins delivery patrol for homebound

Deputies, volunteers to deliver necessities to those in isolation

OSAGE COUNTY, Kan. – The Osage County Sheriff’s Office is implementing a new program to assist those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The sheriff’s office staff and pre-approved volunteers will pick up prescription medications, necessary groceries, and other items within Osage County for those that are unable to leave their homes. Assistance will be available 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“We, like many others, want to help our community the best way possible, especially for those who can’t get out,” said Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn.

When calling in for this service, callers are asked to use the sheriff’s office administrative line, 785-828-4657.

The sheriff asks that prescriptions have been prepaid. For groceries, provide a list – such as bread, milk, eggs – and be willing to accept alternate brands. A deputy or volunteer will come to your house and pick up a list, cash, or a check. They ask that you fill out and sign the check other than the amount. Put the cash or check in an envelope or zip-lock type bag. They will not use debit or credit cards. Receipts will be returned with your order. If you need assistance from Help House, call them and schedule a time and they will pick it up for you.

The volunteers or deputies will not be able to pick up at Harvesters due to the time in line for pickup.

When calling in, provide your name, address, phone number, and what you need assistance with. The sheriff’s office will schedule a time and a deputy or volunteer and let you know who it will be.

If you’re ill or in isolation, let them know when you call. They will ask questions about your health for safety reasons. If you’re ill or in isolation, deputies or volunteers will be wearing protective clothing and equipment. They will meet you outside of your house and return your items outside your house unless you need assistance carrying items.

Everyone is asked to pass this information on to neighbors or those who might not see this announcement in other places.

For more information, contact the Osage County Sheriff’s Office on its administrative phone line, 785-828-4657. (This administrative non-emergency line does not ring into dispatch.)

Information thanks to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office.

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