The Maries County Sheriff is working to protect residents by offering free gun locks to anyone requesting one.

Sheriff Chris Heitman says his office has a “surplus” of the gun locks and rather than let them sit on a shelf, he’d prefer to hand them out to residents to keep everyone safe.

You can contact the Sheriff’s office and request up to three gun locks per person.

If you need a gun lock, contact the Maries County Sheriff’s Office at 573-422-3381.