I’ve received news releases through various types of mediums over the years, and yes, there are still some law enforcement agencies in rural Kansas that only use a fax machine to send news releases.
This morning, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir emailed me an audio news release — something I’ve never received before from a law enforcement agency. Maybe he sent it as a courtesy to the radio reporter on his email list. I’m not sure, but I’m not complaining. It was still a quick way to get information.
The subject matter? A 15-year-old boy shot in the eye with an arrow.
Sheriff Bellendir explains in his audio news release:
-Darcy Gray, Kansas Crime and Punishment