Sheriff: Officers have taken oath to uphold constitution.

April 16, 2020

Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast

Sheriff: Officers have taken oath to uphold constitution.

HART — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office posted a statement on its Facebook page Thursday afternoon, April 16, regarding Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders in response to COVID-19, stating that officers have taken an oath to uphold the constitution.

The following is the sheriff’s office statement:

“We have received many phone calls, text messages and emails regarding Governor Whitmer’s executive orders and the sheriff’s office position on those orders.

The women and men of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office have taken an oath to uphold the constitution of the United States of America and the constitution of the State of Michigan. It is our responsibility to serve and protect the citizens of Oceana County and protect your rights as described in the constitution. We will respond to all calls for service and will address each call with common sense. Our goal is to ensure that everyone is safe and treated fairly.

It is our opinion that the people of Oceana County will use good judgement and be considerate of their friends and neighbors. We will all get through this by working and communicating with each other. Please take care of each other and let us know if you need our assistance.”

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