A statement from Sheriff Beesinger of the Archer County Sheriff's Department confirmed that one of their reserve deputies tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. According to Beesinger, he was tested on Sunday and was notified Tuesday that he was positive. He lives in Wichita County and there is no confirmation that his contraction of the virus was work related. She said that no one else in the Sheriff's office has symptoms, and three other full time employees elected to get tested just in case. They are in self-quarantine with no symptoms until test results are confirmed. Results should be coming in by Friday or Saturday.
"We are going above and beyond to protect ourselves and anyone we come in contact with,"Beesinger said.
Chief Justin Perron of the the Archer City Police Department also confirmed that one of his officers contacted his/her physician as suggested by the CDC after having contact with the Archer County Deputy. The physician recommended self-quarantine. Doctors cleared all other employees of ACPD as being low risk and to carry on as usual.
The Archer County News will keep you updated.