Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told a legislative task force Wednesday in Salem that without an extension to the federal timber safety net, he will be forced to choose between cutting patrol deputies and investigators or reducing the number of inmates held in the county jail. “It’s a dilemma,” Hanlin told members of the O&C Counties task force, which is studying ways to help Western Oregon counties hurt by declines in federal timber revenue. Hanlin told the panel he has watched as neighboring Lane, Josephine and Coos counties cut back on their jail populations and then saw property crime levels …
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