The Madison Police Dept. has received several complaints of counterfeit 50.00 dollar bills circulating around the county. If you are a Business owner or Merchant, please check all 50.00 dollar bills that you receive. If you come in contact with a suspected counterfeit 50.00 dollar, please contact the Madison Police Dept. at 973-5077 or the Madison Co. Sheriff’s office at 973-4001 immediately.
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By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Feb. 28 promotion ceremony for three Madison Police Officers got off to an unusual start before it even started Monday evening. Shortly before 6 p.m., as Police Chief Gary Calhoun was waiting outside with the cake and paper plates, the young man helping him unlock City Hall accidentally set off the security alarm. “Well, at least we know it works,” one of them joked.
A few minutes later, after everyone was seated, Calhoun asked Rev. Lee FerDon to open the ceremony with an invocation. Shortly afterward, as the three officers stood together at the front of the room, Calhoun swore them in. Thus, with right hands raised, Officers Eric Gilbert, Reggie Alexander and Jeff Rosenberg became Corporals of the Madison County Police Department. Immediately afterward, each man had his brand new badge pinned to his uniform by a family member. Gilbert had chosen his mother, Diane Gaylord for the honor, Alexander, his father, Joe Alexander, and Rosenberg, his wife, Beth Rosenberg.
All three men had gone through a thorough testing and interview process, Calhoun stated in a brief speech afterward. He went on to share with the men some thoughts from a recent sermon at his church, thoughts that he felt also were appropriate to the present occasion, including serving with grace and humility, remembering that every person they would deal with was the most important person in the world to someone else, and that the legacy they would leave with the department would depend on how they served.
Addressing the rest of the audience, he asked that friends and family be the support that each man would need, since even in a small, quiet town, the job of a police officer is not an easy one.
In concluding, he told those present that he had every confidence in the three young men, and that their legacy would be positive, leaving the department better for their having been there. “I sleep very well in the city at night,” he said, “knowing these guys are out there.”
Please pass this along. This is a confirmed cell phone scam being reported to local authorities.
Victim will receive a text message from a local area code stating – “money was deposited in your account”. When the victim replies to the text (typically with… “who is this??”) it creates an automatic authorization for a $10+ messaging charge to be added to your cell phone account EACH MONTH unless cancelled. The suspects are likely overseas and set up false organizations to receive and disperse funds. This type of scam is very difficult to track.
DO NOT REPLY to these type text messages – even it’s from a local area code.
Check your billing carefully. This scam works similarly to authorizing a donation via text message (like Red Cross or other legitimate charities).
Gary T. Calhoun
Chief of Police
Madison Police Department
310 SW Rutledge Ave.
Madison, FL 32340