County Goes 19 Hours Without Police Protection

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Ongoing budget disagreements led to a
19-hour suspension of sheriff's protection in this central Kentucky
The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Friday that Boyle County
Sheriff LeeRoy Hardin suspended law enforcement activities Thursday
afternoon, ordering deputies not to respond to any police calls.
Hardin rescinded the order Friday. Chief Deputy Jim Wilcher says
the order affected nine deputies and no major incidents occurred.
Boyle County Judge-Executive Harold McKinney says he is
exploring alternative means of countywide police protection in case
Hardin takes the action again.
In recent years, Hardin has been involved in disputes with the
county fiscal court over salary caps, cruiser maintenance and
overtime pay.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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