Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers is in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19.
"This virus is not a joke. I could see that if you have pre-existing conditions or if you were very young or older in age, this would be hard for you," the sheriff said on Facebook. I'm in shape, mid-age, with no pre-existing conditions, and I am big-time sick. Please take precautions not to get COVID, it's real.”
BCSO Chief Deputy Major Chris Lane is monitoring the overall operations of the department, supervising staff and is reporting daily to Sheriff Myers.
“Under Major Lane’s leadership, he is directing, planning, organizing, and commanding the operations of the Sheriff’s Office while performing his related work as required while I am out”, said Myers. “Major Lane has been in contact with the Bartholomew County Commissioner’s and he is monitoring the Governor’s directive regarding the updated Indiana “Back on Track” plan due to surging corona-virus numbers.
Currently, BCSO’s Road Patrol Division is at full capacity. Two Correction Officers are in quarantine but no other staff members or inmates are showing any signs of symptoms.
“As Chief Deputy, Major Lane has more than 30 years of solid law enforcement, security and staff management experience and I have complete trust in him”, added Sheriff Myers.