Years of cutbacks mean fear on the sheriff's night patrol

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Short-Handed Night Patrol
Coos County Sheriff’s Deputy Ernie Mitchell radios in to dispatch before responding to a call about a stalking protection order violation in Fairview Tuesday night, July 3, 2013. Mitchell works the 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. shift and is the only sheriff’s deputy covering all of Coos County from about 12 a.m. to 3 a.m. (AP Photo/The World, Alysha Beck)