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Madison County Commissioners ask community to be more kind

Posted at 5:18 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 18:51:51-04

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. — Being more kind. Madison County Commissioners posted a letter on Facebook Tuesday morning asking people not to threaten or act aggressively toward workers.

Now leaders are calling on the community to respect county workers.

Commission Chair Alston Kelley says this letter was prompted by a person threatening an employee with the county road division for mowing grass.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office was called and no arrests were made. There is still an on-going investigation.

Kelley says in today's world you never know what can happen, so better to be safe than sorry.

"We have to take any threats now seriously. The days of well he didn't really mean it or he didn't really mean it are over," said Kelley. "We can't assume anymore, we've seen too many instances and it doesn't matter if it's a law enforcement officer or regular employee or somebody sitting behind a desk."

If you have a problem with the work being completed by a county employee, commissioners ask that you contact the commission directly.