The courtesy service performed by officers of Hazlehurst Police Department of opening cars and trucks for motorists who have locked keys inside is going away. Police Chief Byron Swilley said his agency is ending the service as of May 20, 2016.
“We will continue to assist motorists with unlocking in emergency situations, but the everyday practice of opening car doors, we won’t be doing that anymore,” Swilley explained.
Instances where the police would get involved include children or pets being locked inside vehicles, or if a door is jammed because of an accident.
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