It was a packed house at the meeting Tuesday in Osage Beach regarding the Highway Patrol’s Merger with the Water Patrol. Among those involved included Sergeant Randy Henry and a former Water Patrol officer. The biggest discussions were the difference between how the two worked with the community. Many testified that the Water Patrol was more connected with the area and people knew who their officers were by name. Representative Diane Franklin is among those involved in the hearings and she thinks that there may be an opportunity to bring back that community
Franklin says she’s hopeful it can be like it use to be
Franklin says there will be three other meetings to take place including Jefferson City in November and two others. The committee plans to take all the information and submit it by December.
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