Michigan County Limits In-Person Responses To 911 Calls After Blowing Through Gas Budget

Posted on AllSides June 9th, 2022
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Skyrocketing gas prices have already begun to take a dramatic toll on public safety, as one Michigan county announced it must limit in-person responses to 911 calls since their department has already exhausted its fuel budget.

The Sheriff’s Department of Isabella County, which is located just 80 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, announced that high gas prices had caused officers to blow through their annual fuel budget months before it would reset.

“We have exhausted what funds were budgeted for fuel with several months to go before the budget reset,” the sheriff’s...

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