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Lincoln County to utilize CodeRED Emergency Notification system

July 23, 2013

Lincoln County has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system
provides Lincoln County officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire county.

Sheriff Tom Nestor, cautioned that such systems are only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. "If your phone number is not in
the database, you will not be called." One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their
own phone numbers directly into the system's database, this is an extremely important feature.

“No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included,” Nestor said urging all individuals and businesses to log onto the Lincoln
County Sheriff website,, and follow the link to the "CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment" page. Those without Internet
access may call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (719-743-2426), Tuesday through Friday, (8AM-5PM) to supply their information over the phone.
Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number,
additional phone numbers can be entered as well.

All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the
past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.

Nestor explained, "CodeRED allows geographically based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls
are received by the proper individuals in a given situation. The system works for cell phones too, but we need to have an associated street address to
provide relevant messages."

Nestor stated, "CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be used
for emergency notification purposes." Questions should be directed to Captain Michael Yowell at (719) 743-2846.

Public should expect an informational phone call from “Code Red” within the next week, This will verify that the system works, as well as
prompt the public to register their phones.
                                                                           PRESS RELEASE - CASH REWARD - August 10, 2015
On August 8, 2015 the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office began investigating a tampering and criminal mischief case near County Road 25 and County
Road S, near the Town of Karval. Community members reported hearing gunshots during the early morning hours (1225 A.M.) and awoke to
telephone, internet, television outages. Shortly thereafter, Lincoln County residents discovered that an Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Association
control panel had been shot and damaged beyond further use.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office was notified of the situation later that morning. Deputy Sheriff Tyler Yowell responded to the area and confirmed
that an Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Association telecommunications cabinet containing sensitive equipment had been shot multiple times, by
multiple different firearms. Deputy Yowell indicated that the telecommunications cabinet contained valuable equipment that was crucial to the 911
infrastructure for the Karval Community; and due to the criminal’s actions, 911 connectivity had been compromised. Eastern Slope Rural Telephone
Association responded to the scene and was able to re-establish 911 accessibility and other public services, but estimated the damages were
nearly $20,000. The Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Association is offering a $250 cash reward for information leading to the conviction of the

Deputy Sheriff Tyler Yowell collected multiple pieces of evidence, which will be examined and tested forensically for trace, biological, and DNA

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is requesting information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect(s). This felony investigation is on-going and
ANY information will be investigated. “The ability to call 911 is a sacred right to all Lincoln County Communities, and when criminals decide to
obliterate that right, they have our full attention and we will not stand idly by while they are at large, we want the full weight of the justice system to be
on their shoulders for their senseless actions.”

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office urges anyone to call 911 immediately if they see anything unusual or out of place. As this situation demonstrates,
we have armed suspects committing felony crimes within our community. Please call us from a safe location with a vehicle description, direction of
travel, license plate information, and descriptions of any occupants. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is committed to stopping criminal activity
wherever it may lurk, but we need your help.