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Livingston County Sheriff reports Chillicothe man presented with life-saving commendation

A Chillicothe man was recently presented a life-saving commendation following his actions in February. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports Eugene Meyer drove down a rural county road he seldom travels the morning of February 14th when the temperature was around 0. Meyer noticed a two-year-old standing in a ditch, stopped, and placed the child […]

Authorities release more information in recovery of Gerald Avery’s body

More information has been released about the canceled silver advisory for a rural Livingston County man who the Highway Patrol reported was found deceased. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a citizen flew over rural Livingston County on March 28th and located what he thought maybe 82-year-old Gerald Avery’s vehicle. The citizen reported it to […]

Officer Involved Shooting

Suspect dead, deputy injured in officer-involved shooting east of Chillicothe

A suspect died following an officer-involved shooting near Highway 36 east of Chillicothe on Friday evening, February 19th, after attacking a deputy. That according to Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox, who reports the incident happened after a one-vehicle accident. The deputy responded to the accident at approximately 6:30 in the evening and found the vehicle […]

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Stolen vehicle, armed carjacking and multi-county pursuit end with suspects in custody

On Tuesday morning, November 17, 2020, Chillicothe dispatch was alerted of a pursuit by the Linn County Sheriff attempting to stop a specific vehicle allegedly involved in a residential burglary in Linn County on Tuesday morning. A vehicle pursuit was reportedly in progress on Highway 36 in Linn County traveling westbound toward Livingston County. The […]

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70-year-old man, reported missing, returns home

A 70-year-old man reported Wednesday, September 2nd as missing and possibly endangered in the Poosey Conservation Area returned home the morning of Thursday, September 3rd. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox, says his office was on scene Wednesday, September 2nd. The Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services sent an all-terrain vehicle and two medics with lighting to […]

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Stolen vehicle and alleged shooting prompts manhunt on Tuesday

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox released information on one of three suspects taken into custody following an alleged incident in Lafayette County Tuesday morning. The incident involved the alleged stealing of pickup trucks and one of the suspects allegedly shooting at the vehicle owner. It is unknown where the firearm reportedly used is located. Cox […]

Midwest Counterdrug Training Website

Livingston County Sheriff to offer free training on Fentanyl and synthetic opiates for law enforcement

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox announces his office has partnered with the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center to hold free training on fentanyl and other synthetic opiates. The training for sworn law enforcement and the United States military will be at the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services in the second-floor training room on March 23rd from […]

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UPDATE: Chillicothe firefighters extricate individual from car on Highway 36

An out of state resident was injured Wednesday during the noon hour in a traffic crash that involved a car that had overturned at the east edge of Chillicothe. Chillicothe Police and Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services responded to the single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 36 near the Blackwell Creek. The car was driven […]

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Authorities in Chillicothe meet and discuss plans for emergency situation in Livingston County

Livingston County officials met at the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services on Wednesday afternoon to discuss plans for emergency situations around the county. Sheriff Steve Cox reports Livingston County has plans to use are first responders, law enforcement, and emergency medical technicians and paramedics in rural areas as well as area agencies, the Highway Patrol, […]

Suicide Prevention

Livingston County Sheriff Department responds to call with individual threatening suicide

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports he, two deputies, and the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services recently responded to a call regarding an adult allegedly actively attempting to kill himself or herself. Cox says the person was located and admitted to taking several pills before being non-compliant and resisting officers. The individual was transported to […]

Chillicothe Accident Thursday, March 21, 2019

Chillicothe Police Department responds to crash on Washington Street

Chillicothe Police Sergeant Curtis Hays reports one person sustained injuries in a two-vehicle accident in the 1200 block of North Washington Street in Chillicothe Thursday morning. An ambulance transported one of the drivers, Geraldine Huston, to Hedrick Medical Center after she reportedly complained of head, neck, and chest pain. The driver of the second vehicle, […]

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Livingston County Sheriff investigates possible suicide

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports authorities investigated the discovery of a deceased male Saturday morning. Officers were called to a vacant home in the southeast part of Livingston County where authorities report a relative and emergency medical services were at the scene when the sheriff’s department arrived.  Sheriff Cox reports a preliminary investigation and evidence […]

Death Investigation

Livingston County Sheriff Department responds to deceased individual call

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services responded to a residence on U. S. 65 regarding a deceased person Tuesday. Sheriff Steve Cox reports a preliminary investigation shows an adult female possibly overdosed on air duster compressed spray. He noted that a juvenile child discovered the mother in her bed. […]