Deputies, FHP troopers say no day is typical in north Okaloosa

Published: Monday, October 1, 2012 at 19:16 PM.

Sarment and the north end’s other deputies see their business pick up in the afternoon.

“Usually from three o’clock in the afternoon to three o’clock in the morning is when we typically get busy,” he said.

A good example is when people get home from work and find their houses burglarized. As far as the number of calls on daily basis, Sarment said it could be “feast or famine.”

“No day is really typical and no day is really routine,” he said. “Every day is different.”

Both officers’ patrol area takes them throughout rural areas that include part of the Blackwater River State Forest and forest and farmland around Baker, Holt and Laurel Hill.

“I like patrolling up here in the daytime,” Carrico said as his Crown Victoria patrol car cruised the rolling hills near Blackman. “It’s real pretty up here.”

Rural traffic accidents can be caused by drunken drivers crashing into trees, people on vacation rolling into ditches off unfamiliar roads and even escaped livestock on the road.

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