REPORT: Sheriff suspends all law enforcement over lack of funding

FEBRUARY 10, 2019

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INEZ, Ky. — A Kentucky sheriff has told the local fiscal court he is suspending all law enforcement activities because of lack of funding.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports , Martin County Sheriff John Kirk took the stage without invitation at a fiscal court meeting Monday. Kirk said his office is still owed a $75,000 payment due in January. He also complained that new obligations placed on his office will add $99,000 to his annual expenditures. Kirk said he has laid off the bookkeeper and limited office hours to 20 hours a week.

The article goes on to state the following:

On his personal Facebook page, he posted that residents should, “lock your doors, load your guns and get a biting, barking dog.”

He also adds, “The law requires the Sheriff to collect taxes, Bailiff court and serve papers. We have always provided police protection but without the funding we can no longer do this.”

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  1. Suzanne February 10th, 2019 at 11:52 am



  2. Karen February 10th, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Just proves once again that illegal immigrants are more important then our American citizens!


  3. Catherine Mueller February 10th, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    We are becoming a third world country. This is what the Leftist liberals want for us.


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