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Sheriff: Patrol vehicle situation in 'dire straits'

DAYTON–Columbia County Sheriff Joe Helm informed County Commissioners that his office is in "dire straits" and they are in a "horrible situation with patrol cars right now," Commissioners heard during a December 12 Special Meeting.

Helm said two cars have been in the shop for two weeks while the department juggles cars to cover shifts. Other cars in the fleet are older with high miles and are havi...