To the Residents of Ontario County,
In recent days, my Office has received numerous requests to provide Sheriff’s Deputy escorts for informal, civilian motorcades organized for various celebratory purposes.
While I encourage our citizens to find enjoyment in ways that are in compliance with the State’s social distancing rules, I feel it would not be appropriate to devote County resources, made even more scarce by the unprecedented budgetary constraints we find ourselves in, to escort private parades that are organized to celebrate a recognized holiday or event, or is otherwise issued a permit by a locality.
Should you decide to participate in an informal automobile procession, please remember that you must obey all the rules of the road and abide by the social distancing measures imposed by the State. Be safe and be well.
Sheriff Kevin Henderson