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When the Governor closed bars and restaurants to crowds, he also closed state parks and a DeWitt County law enforcement official wonders how necessary that is downstate.

 

Sheriff Mike Walker believes most people that visit Clinton Lake or Weldon Springs are coming on their own to fish and he does not see the harm in allowing those kinds of activities to continue.

 

 

The public has taken exception to allow certain essential businesses to continue to operate while not allowing others, even though places that are still open, there are dozens of people gathered. The Sheriff says why are churches forced to close but hotels owned by the Governor can remain open. 

 

 

Questions surrounding constitutional rights have begun to swirl about how much power does a governor have and Sheriff Walker believes it is a fine balance between keeping people safe and infringing on rights.

 

 

From a law enforcement standpoint, Sheriff Walker says many of his deputies are ready for things to return to normal because they have been somewhat restricted in their interactions with the public, handling much of their business over the phone. 

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