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Sheriff’s office following up on leads in local cases

As Thanksgiving approaches, local police officers have plenty on their plates.

Only this is not talking about turkey and all the fixins.

Sgt. Jeff Willard, who administers the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office La Conner detachment, outlined for Town Council members the busy schedule deputies are shouldering as Washington state enters a new round of COVID-19 restrictions.

“It hasn’t been too bad yet,” Willard told the Weekly News on Monday. “Hopefully, the new lockdown will not negatively affect the public.”

The detachment’s workload had been full enough before additional pandemic guidelines went...


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