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Governor Walker Discusses the Opioid Epidemic at Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Conference

"We are working with our officers and other community leaders to continue creating and passing legislation that helps combat this crisis."

By - Feb 5th, 2018 10:04 am

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker visited with sheriffs and deputy sheriffs from across the state today to discuss the opioid epidemic at the Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Annual Winter Conference.

“Our sheriffs and deputy sheriffs are an invaluable asset in combatting the opioid crisis because they are on the frontlines seeing its destruction every day,” said Governor Walker. “We are working with our officers and other community leaders to continue creating and passing legislation that helps combat this crisis. Thank you to our law enforcement for their tireless effort to prevent this epidemic from hurting more Wisconsin families.”

In January, the Governor issued two executive orders which instructed numerous state agencies to adopt the Task Force on Opioid Abuse recommendations to improve awareness and prevention and also created the Governor’s Commission on Substance Abuse Treatment Delivery. These actions build upon the 28 bipartisan bills the Governor has signed known as the Heroin, Opioid Prevention, and Education (HOPE) agenda.

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3 thoughts on “Governor Walker Discusses the Opioid Epidemic at Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Conference”

  1. Terry says:

    States that have ended the abject FAILURE of cannabis prohibition have seen a 25% decrease in opioid related OD’s and deaths unlike in Career Politician Scott Walker’s Wisconsin which hasn’t even decriminalized yet. Get on it Walker or in the November elections, rest assured, We the People are going to dump you and all republican prohibitionists liike a bad habit! Fact: Cannabis saves lives!

    Dump Walker 2018!
    Legalize cannabis 2018!
    Save Wisconsinite’s lives 2018!

    To all the law enforcement officers out there. Thank you for your service and commitment to public safety! Please check out LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. We need you guys onboard when we end prohibition in Wisconsin.

  2. WashCoRepub says:

    Freeing people from the scourge of addiction is truly a higher calling. The costs of addiction (physical, emotional and financial) are enormous. Freed from addictive substances, a person begins to realize who they REALLY are, both good and bad. This allows for the potential of actual growth.

    Encouraging new addictions, be they alcohol, cannabis, heroin or addictive pharmaceuticals, is really dis-empowering for so many, and wastes many years of human potential.

  3. Terry says:

    End cannabis Prohibition and save Wisconsin from the scourge of opioids! Republican Prohibitionist drunkards and hypocrites should focus on opioids and Wisconsin’s chronic alcoholism!

    DUMP WALKER 2018!!

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