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Augusta Commissioners concerned over deputy shortage

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The shortage of sheriff's deputies in Richmond County is serious enough to pose a risk to public safety, say some county commissioners.

District 7 Commissioner Sean Frantom says he is watching the situation closely and is alarmed that the Sheriff’s Office currently has 155 openings for road and ...

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  1. I have tried (unsucessfully) to find out the “culturally ratio” of the RCSO. I feel it important since so much of the crime in Augusta leans to a certain culture and that culture should be well represented in the RCSO.
    I believe the main reason for deputy shortage in RCSO is the rampant crime happening in RC. Who would want to work in a community having to deal with thugs who indiscriminately shoot children and pet horses ?

  2. I agree whole heartedly with Misters Herman and Wylds summations of the RCSO issues. To alleviate the shortage, maybe some of the officers, who have lost their jobs up north from the Democrat controlled sewer cities defunding, hire them in the sunny south. They should already be trained in handling thuggery.

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