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Highs And Lows In 2017 For Christian County Sheriff's Office

2017 was a year full of ups and downs for the Christian County Sheriff's Office, but undoubtably the big story for the department was the escape of two inmates at the Christian County Jail at the tail end of the year.
 
Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp says there were mistakes made that lead to the two inmates escaping the jail, and that measures have been taken to ensure it doesn't happen again.
 
 
Kettelkamp says the aging Christian County Jail is an issue, and that the building needs to be replaced. He's unsure however where funding could come for a new jail, saying he doesn't see taxpayers agreeing to a tax increase to help pay for it.
 
 
The Sheriff did praise the teamworkwork that local agencies put in to quickly apprehend the suspects.
 
 
Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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