WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WREX) -
It's the middle of hunting season and local law enforcement and other community agencies want to remind gun owners to keep their guns safe and secured.
Safe gun storage should be a priority for every gun owner. Guns stored in the residence of the victim, a relative, or friends, were used in 90 percent of firearm suicide attempts and 72 percent of unintentional firearm deaths and injuries.
A gun lock can help those incidents from occurring and they are currently available for free at the following Winnebago County locations:
- Winnebago County Justice Center - 650 West State Street, Rockford - Main Lobby
- Winnebago County Public Safety Building - 420 West State Street, Rockford - Front Desk, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Rockford Park District Police Department - 401 South Main Street, Rockford - Front Desk
- Boone County Public Safety Building - 615 North Main Street, Belvidere - Reception Window
- Loves Park Police Department - 540 Loves Park Drive, Loves Park - Main Lobby, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Roscoe Police Department - 10595 Main Street, Roscoe
- Cherry Valley Police Department - 806 East State Street, Cherry Valley
- Winnebago Police Department - 108 West Main Street, Winnebago
- Pecatonica Police Department - 405 Main Street, Pecatonica
- Durand Police Department - 306 West Main Street, Durand
- South Beloit Police Department - 519 Blackhawk Blvd., South Beloit
- Winnebago County Health Department - 401 Division Street, Rockford - Reception Window