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County supervisors and sheriff discuss extra duty for deputies

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Without a resolution, both sides might take their cases to court. Without a resolution, both sides might take their cases to court.

More talk, but no resolution between Woodbury County Supervisors and the sheriff when it comes to extra duties for deputies. 

The two sides got together Friday morning to talk about how deputies are paid and if they can use county equipment when they are hired to provide security for events outside of their normal work schedule.

Sheriff Dave Drew says the most cost-effective way of doing business is to have the event pay for an off-duty deputy's time... rather than the county pay overtime.  He says having a deputy at events keeps trouble from starting.

"That presence helps to quell anything that might start up or if it does you can stop it before it happens and that's the job of law enforcement," says Dave Drew, Woodbury County Sheriff.

County supervisors say it's a liability issue when deputies work extra duties, and the wear and tear on county equipment for those extra duties can add up, too.

"What is up to the board is whether they are going to allow them to use our uniforms and create a liability to Woodbury County," says Larry Clausen, a Woodbury County Board supervisor.

There was no resolution Friday morning between the two sides, but they say the next step might be to take their cases to the courts for a decision on the issue.

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