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Rome Snowmobile Patrol

As the windchill continues to dip below zero, the Rome Police department hasn’t stopped patrolling the streets and the trails of Rome.

Posted: Jan 5, 2018 4:23 PM
Updated: Jan 5, 2018 6:09 PM

ROME- As the wind chill continues to dip below zero, the Rome Police department hasn’t stopped patrolling the streets and the trails of Rome. On Friday, a crew of two officers patrolled the snowmobile trails behind Runnings of Rome.

The crew of two set off to patrol the trails not looking for tickets, but to look out for snowmobile riders on the trails.

“The primary reason to be out there is just to be out there and to be visible,” said Jason Fairbrother, Rome Police Officer. “We aren’t looking to crush people on tickets or anything we just are there to help people if they need help.”

The officers patrolled their eight hour shift on the outer and inner district of Rome. There they looked for snowmobilers who possible may have been lost, or in need of assistance. The crew was also patrolling for anyone who may be lost in the woods as well.

“Just the other day we had a man walking through the woods in subzero temperatures,” said Fairbrother. “Luckily he made his way out to the edge of the woods where we were able to get to him, but he wasn’t far from a snowmobile trail where we would have had to take the snowmobiles to get him.”

Fairbrother made it a point to say, luckily there hasn’t been a lot snowmobile traffic on the trails as of late. He believes this is due to the sub below temperatures and wants riders to be smart when traveling.

The Rome Police Department reminds riders if they are in need of assistance on the trails to call 911 or the stations non-direct number of 315-339-7780.

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