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I have worked closely with the Lincoln County Sheriff Office for over fifteen years since I formed the Waldport Volunteer Citizens Patrol. This has provided many experiences working with the Sheriff and deputies giving me great respect for what they do for citizens of the county. They often work under difficult conditions brought on by a lack of an adequate number of officers and restricted hours that leave us without coverage at certain times of the night when it’s most needed.
I fully support Measure 21-186 as it will bring us 24 hour coverage, add a drug related crime detective, five additional jail deputies, job skill training for inmates to rehabilitate and educate them while in our jail to reduce recidivism. Everyone in the county will be safer after this measure is passed. Please join me in voting for this important, and possibly life saving measure.