Sturgeon votes to add police

Wednesday, November 9, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 11:56 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008

The city of Sturgeon will soon have another full-time police officer.

Sturgeon voters on Tuesday approved a half-cent sales tax that will provide enough money to allow part-time officer Beth Taylor to become full-time. Ninety-three people favored the tax, while 71 opposed it.

The sales tax will generate about $15,000 a year, which will cover some of Taylor’s salary.

Neither Taylor nor Sturgeon Police Chief Jim Kamp could be reached for comment. Kamp said before the election that he’s been looking forward to having a full-time partner who can provide some relief.

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