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Leon Sheriff's Pulling Overtime After Storm

Nick Evans

Fallen trees and live wires pose a threat to safety as citizens continue in the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine, and local law enforcement has been working overtime to clear the streets of debris and potential hazards.

“As soon as we are able to scale back we will," Leon Sheriff Spokesperson Lieutenant Grady Jordan says. "A lot of our operations are determined on other concerns, you know, with power outages and a need for increased public safety and increased man power in areas that do not have power.”

Employees of both the city and county are working extensive hours to aid in recovery and many will be paid overtime, but Jordan says budget concerns don’t interfere with the duties of city officials.