“Let’s keep the peace and help in every way we can to solve this unfortunate incident,” said Sheriff Lawrence Rainey Wednesday morning.

“I plead with the people of our county to cooperate in every way possible with every law agency, local, state and national,” said the sheriff. “We have many of our neighboring counties’ officials here to help, plus the Highway Patrol and FBI, and they’re doing everything possible to get to the bottom. It is our duty to give them all assistance whenever we can.”

“Law enforcement officers are capable to do the job, and any hindrance to their efforts will only prolong the strife,” said Sheriff Rainey.

“Standing around and talking about the situation won’t help much and I ask that everybody go on about their work and jobs and if any semblance of violence should seem to be in the making just leave it to the law enforcement officers,” added the Sheriff.