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May 4, 2023

Our conversation today for Traffic Safety Thursday with Lt. Warren Gosnell from Frederick County (VA) Sheriff's Office gave safety tips and information about what has to happen behind the scenes for large-scale events such as Shenandoah Valley Apple Blossom Festival and funeral processions for fallen first responders.

Goz told us about the role that FCSO plays in transporting and in some cases acting as security for celebrities who are in town for the AB Festival. He talked about the expanded footprint of the festival these days and how the FSCO is responsible for those events happening in the county in addition to all their regular responsibilities. He also walked us through how decisions are made when large-scale funeral processions are happening, such as the one recently for Deputy Chief Chester Lauck.

We talked about the importance of being prepared when attending events in downtown Winchester this week and he gave some safety information to consider about parking and being part of the large crowds. 

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