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Walla Walla County Sheriff reacts to proposed budget cuts by calling for businesses to reopen

County health director cautions rash action will ‘lead to more deaths’


April 30, 2020

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Sheriff Mark Crider released a letter on April 23 stating that “the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office is primarily funded from sales tax, so is imperative that we get Walla Walla County businesses back up and running.”

Crider stated that the five percent budget cuts his department are being asked to make by Walla Walla County Commissioners would slice $232,595 out of a $4,651905 total budget.

Crider asserts that these budget cuts “can only mean one thing, we are going to have to cut manpower by reducing (patrol) hours or cut positions. We have been...

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