The speaker at the Feb. 9 meeting of the Richland Ruritans was Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan. Sheriff Sloan and his subordinate Lieutenant Bart Baker gave an overview of the state laws regarding self-protection. They explained the law for resisting a home intruder and what actions you are allowed to take in a public situation. Using scenarios of various situations, the two officers described how best to protect yourself within the bounds of the law. The discussion was followed by a lively question and answer session.
Sheriff Sloan and Lieutenant Baker also explained the duties of the Sheriff’s Department and its manning levels in the county.
Brent Thompson will speak at the April meeting on the election process.
The Richlands Ruritans club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month for a dinner meeting at the Calvary Methodist Church on Midland Trail East in Richlands. The Ruritan Civic organization is a national network of clubs working together for a stronger America. The Ruritans’ focus is to support community services in small towns and rural communities across America. The Ruritans were founded in 1928 in Holland, VA, and celebrated their 93rd year last May. The Richlands Ruritans Club provides scholarships to local college students and 4-H campers and maintains Tuckwiller Park.