Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain assured Kane County residents that law enforcers are prepared for any potential threat or activities during the presidential inauguration week.
In a “quick message of peace” statement on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Hain offered assurances to residents who might be concerned about potential protests or violence in the wake of the Jan. 6 swarming of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Federal law enforcement officials are warning of armed and potentially violent protests at all 50 state capitals and the U.S. Capitol in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Courthouses are among the targets, according to the FBI and other law enforcers.
“I know we all saw those unspeakable attacks on our U.S. Capitol, and I know they’re calling for additional attacks across the country throughout the week,,” Hain said in the video message.
“Here in Kane County, we are very well prepared as law enforcement (alongside) our law enforcement partners across municipalities in Kane to respond to any threats or any suspicious activity,” he said. “And I know our community is very united and empathetic.”
Hain said calling 9-1-1 is the best way to report potential threats.
“If you see something suspicious this week, if you see a suspicious package or something out of place, please call 9-1-1,” he said. “Typically, if you call the non-emergency number, the same exact person answering that is the one answering the 9-1-1 call.”
Hain thanked Kane County’s first responders “who leave their homes every day .. and come out and serve boldly and professionally.”
SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office Facebook video