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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Coming Soon: The politics of public safety - Why the public safety is not always put first

LAWRENCE COUNTY - JANUARY 27, 2023 - From no ambulance coverage, 911 Dispatch coverage, and other public safety issues, politics play more into the decisions than the public is aware of.


The staffing at the Lawrence County 911 Central Dispatch is now a major concern


Public safety is another area where meetings behind closed doors keeps the information from reaching.


With two ambulance services in the county, the response times exceeded more than 45 minutes over the last few years. Government officials did not act until the end of 2022


From county commissioners, mayors and other interested parties, public safety has been an issue for several years.


Lawrence County Zephyr editorial on how politics played a role in these public safety issues over a period of several years.


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