Police use "purge siren" to signal curfew for city

In an effort to alert residents to the parish-wide curfew in Acadia Parish, Crowley Police rode around town broadcasting an alarm signal.
2:14 | 04/08/20

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Transcript for Police use "purge siren" to signal curfew for city
Early police chief Jim reaper sort says he's never see the purge but he knows the sound to be an old military siren. Since that alert Thursday night the department has received mixed messages about their curfew warning to residents. I. So I have Scheyer was caught off guard when he heard the purge siren echoing through the streets apparently around 9 o'clock Thursday night. This is crazy. And nobody is expecting to hear that are. Police seized two beepers sort says his intent was never to scare anyone as we exhibited. We did want to go through with our regular sirens because we wouldn't give wanna create more Havoc. And what of the officers who is military. Approach means that we get achieved there is an old military. Sorry that we Jews it was used in the movie hurts but it's been used for many many years. And after listening to us that Willis more muffled folded you know would create to me as much Havoc the department has since received more than 500 comments on FaceBook. Questioning why the use the siren and why the curfew is being strictly enforce it was to remind people that. This is a very serious matter it's a very serious disease it's a very serious pandemic going all out. I think part of the issue is people are not seeing. Even if they look at this statistics it's not real to bail out. At -- says he understands the cheese intentions but says people want FaceBook are now going too far. I. Hard. Our. Purpose was to let people know it if they know or even through is how dangerous this pandemic is a dangerous this cove at ninety is. Did okay it was accomplice. At sire host through all of this people do you see that could work first responders are doing to stop the spread of coup bid nineteen. Jill Carroll thank you all. He just be heroes out. But she says moving forward he doesn't plan to use any sirens for a situation like this in Crowley Chris Welty Kati seen TV theory.

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