Who Keeps Us Safe at the TF County Fair?
Filer, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - Do you ever really think about how to keep yourself safe at the Twin Falls County Fair?
Or who is keeping you safe while you're there?
Most of us probably don't.
While we're having fun, these deputies are keeping watching.
Meet Lt. Daron Brown. Brown is a Sheriff Deputy. He's one of the many keeping us safe at the fair.
"We have a lot of people in a small area and public safety is our number one concern. Security at the fair. There are a lot of things going on and a lot of activities and a lot of ways people can get in trouble. We deal with thieves. In the evening, fights. Sometimes alcohol is involved and people don't make the best judgments and every once in awhile someone goes to jail,” said Lt. Daron Brown, Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office.
If you look around you can probably spot a few deputies patrolling, but do most of us even think about safety? Probably not.
"What do you think of when you come to the fair? Food, not security,” said James Webb, Loves The Food.
"Having fun with friends and going on rides and eating great food,” said Xantha Darrow, Castleford.
"I think they have good security. You can't sneak in or anything because everything is blocked off,” said Virginia Shoemaker, Appreciates Security.
“(Is it something you would have otherwise thought about? No. Not necessarily, but I'm glad someone is,” said Emily Maschek, Twin Falls.
There are 23 deputies working the fair at any time, covering locations from the gates to the arena.
So the next time you're enjoying the fair, look around because Deputies like Brown will be keeping their eye on you.
Deputies said the fair starts for them about a month before the gates actually open with planning and getting ready for all the action.