Just scrolling through and had a thought. If the drop from power co is grounded @ pole, then there is no need for GEC ground @ ground rod or panel, correct? I have noticed several places {here in wichita** where the thieves have cut the copper running down the pole, this means the neutral is no longer grounded for lightning, etc. Am I correct in my thinking, and why, after several calls and even in person conversations whith power co, has nothing ben done? Shurely this is a hazard. looking forward to all comments, thanks..