Lieutenant Michael Hazellief is honored

OKEECHOBEE — Lt. Michael Hazellief attended the FBI National Academy, Session 277, in Quantico, Va., during the summer and graduated on Sept. 13. The academy was an intense 10-week academy that focused on advanced communications, leadership, best practices and standards, and fitness training for selected officers. Lt. Hazellief was the first deputy to attend the […]

OCSO seeks help in locating stolen bike

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office reported a bicycle theft that occurred on or before Tuesday, Nov. 19, stolen from the 4500 block of Southeast 21st Court. It is a three-wheel bicycle with blue spoke rims. If you have any information, contact Deputy N. Mitchell in reference to case #19S29463. Or you may remain anonymous […]

8 overdose in 3-day period

OKEECHOBEE — Amid the nationwide opioid emergency, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) is issuing an overdose alert, following up on the recent overdoses in Okeechobee County. OCSO responded to eight overdose cases within a three-day period. One of the overdose victims, unfortunately, succumbed to the use of the powerful drug. One deputy was affected […]