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Douglas County struggling with loss of deputies

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EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County sheriff’s deputies “are scrambling to handle calls in a timely manner” since losing three deputies in the past month, said Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal.

“Shifts are going short-staffed, coverage is being drawn in from the outer areas, late-night patrols are being cut back and we’re spending a lot of money in overtime,” Gjesdal said on Thursday.

He doesn’t see improvement for at least eight months, while new deputies are hired and trained.


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