- Associated Press - Monday, July 7, 2014

GOLD BEACH, Ore. (AP) - A southern Oregon sheriff says he’s leaving his job, citing the physical stress of budget cuts and dwindling department resources.

KDRV-TV reported Monday (https://is.gd/rVy36D ) that Curry County Sheriff John Bishop says the stress is taking too great a toll on his health - and he doesn’t see the situation improving.

County voters last fall rejected a $3.2 million public safety tax increase that would have tripled local property taxes to maintain law enforcement services that faced cuts as the federal government ends timber subsidies.

KDRV notes that several deputies have left the sheriff’s office to take jobs in other departments.

Bishop plans to retire in September to become executive director of the Oregon State Sheriffs Association. Curry County commissioners will appoint a new sheriff.

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Information from: KDRV-TV, https://www.kdrv.com/


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