Fort Slocum Park
Good afternoon all,
In the past three days, I have been alerted to two separate instances of individuals passed out in Fort Slocum Park.
Saturday - Path at the intersection of 2nd and Oglethorpe
Monday - 3rd and Nicholson
I thank my constituents for alerting me and MPD for responding so quickly.
I have also alerted Capital City as Fort Slocum is a common pathway for its students.
As the park is also a great spot for dog walking, picnics, other events, I am reaching out to NPS for greater presence.
While I do not like calling the police on anyone, I do have a duty to keep the community safe, and that includes the trauma of seeing someone passed out in a park.
If you see this occurring, please let me know. Do not engage with the person. I made that mistake and both MPD and my dad, former MPD, advised against that.
Clearly, today, I didn't listen...again. (I've always been hard-headed). We will talk about this tonight at my SMD meeting.