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Cuts hit Whitfield, Dalton safety workers

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DALTON, WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA. (Times Free Press)-- As Whitfield County and Dalton public officials hash out next year's budgets, public safety officials say their departments are going to take a hit.

Dalton police may have to delay the purchase of replacement vehicles and bulletproof vests, Police Chief Jason Parker said.

Five vacancies at the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office will have to go unfilled, a scenario that Sheriff Scott Chitwood called "workable."

But Whitfield County Fire Chief Carl Collins said his staff already is stretched thin.

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