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11/30/2009 Level III Sex Offender Public Notification Meeting

November 23, 2009 - 7:54 AM


New Level Three Predatory Offender released six days earlier than expected


            11/24/2009 Fairmont, Minn. – Risk Level 3 Registered Predatory Offender John Wesley Cox was scheduled to be released on 11/30/09.  The Fairmont Police Department was notified Tuesday that since the civil commitment petition against John Wesley Cox was dismissed he could no longer be held in custody at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault, MN until 11/30/09 as planned.  John Wesley Cox was released from custody Tuesday and he will be residing on the 10 block of Downtown Plaza in Fairmont, MN as of 11/24/09. Click here to review the offender's public fact sheet.

            Fairmont Police Chief Greg Brolsma said, “The Fairmont Police Department had intended that the public notification meeting scheduled for 11/30/09 coincide with registered predatory offender John Wesley Cox’s release on that date.  Due to this unforeseen development, Mr. Cox will be residing in Fairmont prior to the public notification meeting which is unfortunate, but unpreventable.  Unlike prior level 3 offenders released into the Fairmont area, Mr. Cox is under intensive supervised released condition with strict monitoring by several probation agents.”  A public fact sheet pertaining to John Wesley Cox is available for viewing at the Fairmont Police Department website at www.fairmontpolice.org under the heading, “Level III offenders.” 

            The public notification meeting regarding John Wesley Cox will still take place as scheduled. The meeting will be in the basement meeting room at the Martin County Library (110 N Park Street, Fairmont, MN 56031) on November 30th, 2009 at 6:30 pm.  There will be representatives at the meeting from the Fairmont Police Department, Minnesota Department of Corrections, Martin County Attorney’s Office, and Intensive Supervision Probation Department to provide information on this offender and answer questions.  All citizens interesting in learning more about this offender and his release are welcome to attend




Yellow Ribbon - Suicide Prevention

November 9, 2009 - 5:22 PM


Yellow Ribbon - Suicide Prevention

The Farmont Police Department would like the community to know that suicide is an issue all communities face, and there are things that the community can do to help prevent it.  The first step is understanding that it is not just something that happens somewhere else.  Currently, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the US, and every day approximately 80 Americans take their own life, and 1500 more attempt to do so.

If you or someone you know is currently battling with depression or other mental health issues there is help.  Whether it is your medical doctor or a mental health professional they can get you started on the healing process.  It is important to remember that you are not alone depression affects more than 19 million American adults aged 18 and over each year, representing nearly 10 percent of American adults. 

Get more information on the Yellowribbon website http://www.yellowribbonmn.com/ or Facts about Suicide and Depression.

 Please remember to dial 911 for emergencies.