'Our worst case scenario is we shut the sheriff's office down'

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The squeeze comes from the end of direct payments to counties from the federal treasury meant to compensate for lost timber revenues. "Now we have to look at different issues," Bishop said. "Do we cut jail staffing, do we cut patrol safety - we have to cut somewhere." The sheriff's office is already short staff. "There's a lot of time there's one deputy on for the whole county," the sheriff said, "and then there's times there's no deputies on, and that's now."