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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lafayette County Sheriff's Department

Cops and cameras

The state Legislature will be considering a bill to mandate body cameras for law enforcement officers. Local police officials discuss the possible new law.

 (December 15, 2014, Page 1, 12)

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    Crime time

    Local law enforcement agencies will be beefing up patrols in neighborhoods around the holidays and are asking neighbors to watch out for each other as well. (November 28, 2014, Page 1)

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      Murder-suicide leaves 2 dead

      A Lafayette County man shot and killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself Monday morning.

       (October 14, 2014, Page 1)

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        C Spire requests for more antennas rejected

        The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors chose not to vote to add antennas to the tower behind the jail at Monday nights board meeting. The board thought it would over crowd the jail grounds. (August 20, 2014, Page 1)

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          County cuts budget requests

          The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors discussed cutting several departmental budget requests Friday at the budget meeting. The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday at 8 a.m. (August 11, 2014, Page 1)

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            Plumber plunges out 8K from elderly woman

            The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested a local man for taking advantage of an elderly woman by charging her almost $8K for a plumbing job that took four hours to complete. (August 7, 2014, Page 2)

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              Missing teen found safe

              Project Lifesaver transmitter allowed deputies to quickly locate a teenager with autism. (July 22, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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                UPD officer wins top award

                Capt. Thelma Curry of the University Police Department was selected the 2013 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association Tuesday. Sheriff’s secretary, Cathy Connor, was awarded Support Personnel of the Year. (January 30, 2014, Page 1, 14)

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                  County gets grant for diving equipment

                  The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department recently received a $16,900 grant to purchase diving equipment. The grant was spurred by the disappearance of a teen in the Yocona River last year in which the sheriff’s department was required to borrow divers and diving equipment from neighboring counties. (January 22, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Man counts blessings after wreck

                    Friends refused to stop searching after Michael “Big Mike” Brown went missing Dec. 9. After spending almost 24 hours in his truck, hurt and cold, Brown is gaining steps in his recovery at The Med. (December 24, 2013, Page 1, 3)

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