According to Columbus County Sheriff Lewis Hatcher, the department has lost more than 10 officers over salary issues last year. Hatcher said four deputies moved to North Carolina Highway Patrol, and that he he’ll likely lose more if salaries don’t increase. Hatcher said others have turned in their badges altogether for fast food salaries. “Officers from the jail, I lose them to KFC," Hatcher said, "I lose them to Arby’s. And I shouldn’t have to …
SOURCE: WECT 6 Wilmington
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