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Holy bill would help to employ law officers


January 20, 2022

OLYMPIA — A Spokane-area senator introduced a bill to help cities and counties hire more law enforcement officers.

Sixth District Sen. Jeff Holy, R-Spokane, introduced Senate Bill 5841 to provide cities and counties with more funding to hire more law enforcement officers.

“Over the past few years, we’ve seen a large number of police officers and deputy sheriffs leave their jobs, whether it’s caused by strong opposition to law enforcement by some groups or laws passed by Democrat legislators that make it harder to apprehend criminals,” Holy said, a retired Spokane police officer an...

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