DeWitt expects an easy Halloween holiday weekend

By Skyler Ashley
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter

DEWITT — As Halloween rapidly approaches, DeWitt begins its preparations. Given its reputation as a more raucous holiday and its placement on a Saturday, how does this affect things around town? “What’s different about Halloween, is really just the amount of people on the street. By trick-or-treating hours [6 p.m. to 8 p.m.] it’s getting dark and nasty out, so we put an extra officer out just because of all the extra traffic,” Dewitt Chief of Police Bruce Ferguson said. The DeWitt Police Department does not send out all of its employed officers on Halloween; two have been found to be ample.

DeWitt police chief ‘retires’ for one weekend

By Luke Ferris Staff Reporter
The City of DeWitt’s Police Chief Larry Jerue retired from his position on Friday Feb. 1, 2012 after serving the city for nine years. Following his retirement on Friday, Jerue took the position of undersheriff at the Clinton County Sheriff Department Monday Feb. 4. “I’ll be retired for the weekend,” Jerue said, currently keeping his position at Clinton County Sheriff Department.