Domestic Violence, Common yet Devastating

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Michaela Madison Reporting

(Monday, October 9th) In part three of the Domestic Violence Awareness series with the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office, the public is asked to realize the devastation of the crime.

Sheriff Orvis Campbell said unfortunately due to the frequency of domestic violence-related calls, the severity is often underestimated.

“Nationwide, an average of three women are killed by a current or former intimate partner every day.”

Sheriff Campbell added domestic violence calls are made to 911 every day and deputies must respond to each one with extreme caution.

“For law enforcement, it’s always been reported that domestic violence is one of the more dangerous crimes to respond to and that’s definitely true,” explained Sheriff Campbell. “The reason for that is because of all of the emotion.”

Sheriff Campbell noted that while law enforcement can at times see domestic violence calls as mundane and ‘normal,’ they always remind themselves that the victims are someone’s son or daughter and they deserve all the help that can be provided.

In part four of the series on Thursday, October 12th, Sheriff Campbell will feature the numerous local agencies and organizations designed to help the victims of domestic violence.

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