Sheriff Says Letter Declaring Martial Law Is False, Investigation Ongoing

Image by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office.

MAYVILLE – A letter and an envelope circulating in the community that says Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone has issued Martial Law was declared fraudulent by the Sheriff himself Wednesday morning.

Image by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.

The letter states that Deputy Jason Beichner released the information as the point of contact for any questions regarding the “Martial Law.” Quattrone released the following statement via the Sheriff’s mobile app:

“I am quite confident that Deputy Beichner has absolutely no involvement in this letter. Please feel free to advise your contacts that this is a bad and potentially dangerous prank. We will be investigating and if possible will be prosecuting the individual or individuals responsible for the letter.”

“For the record – I am Pro-Second Amendment and believe our constitutional rights need to be protected in all circumstances. This was received in a Town Clerks office who contacted our office. The Town Clerk will be notifying other Clerks of this prank. Should anyone receive such a letter please leave unopened and contact our office and we will pick it up for processing.”

Image by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.


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