Sheriff: ‘You’ve offered me a Band-Aid, I need a tourniquet’
Proposed budget additions still not enough for sheriff’s office
Jeff Johnson
During the third and final budget hearing before the Dawson County Board of Commissioners Sept.7, Sheriff Jeff Johnson and attorney Joey Homans argued that the sheriff’s portion of the proposed 2018 county budget is insufficient to provide for the safety and security of the people. According to Johnson, changes proposed Aug. 17 by the board of commissioners totaling $300,000, in addition to the $7,344,486 that Chairman Billy Thurmond has proposed for the Sheriff’s Office’s 2018 budget, won’t address the bulk of the difference from the $8,130,477 Johnson requested during his budget presentation in July.

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