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Security measure: Lumpkin deputies authorized to drive patrol cars to church

By AccessWDUN Staff

Because of the recent spate of shootings and other attacks on houses of worship, Lumpkin County sheriff's deputies have been given permission to drive their patrol cars to any church service they might be attending.

"In taking a proactive step," Sheriff  Stacy Jarrard wrote recently on the department's Facebook page, "effective immediately, deputies are authorized to drive their assigned patrol vehicles to any place of worship they attend."

Jarrard added this will serve as a deterrent to criminal activity and will also provide better visibility of law enforcement.

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Security measure: Lumpkin deputies authorized to drive patrol cars to church
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