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Deputy begins new full-time stint in Lakeview, Stokes Township


ABOVE: Deputy Donnie Day of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office sits at his desk in his office space located at a Lakeview-owned building at 130 N. Main St. in the village. ­FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Deputy Donnie Day visits recently with Macie, Piper, Peyton and Adeline Robinson in downtown Lakeview. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | MANDY LOEHR)

Residents of Lakeview and Stokes Township this summer may have gotten to know the familiar face of a deputy who cruises their neighborhood on a regular basis as a result of a new arrangement with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Donnie Day now is working five days a week patrolling this area after village council members and Stokes Township trustees approved a joint agreement earlier this year to fund a full-time position with the LCSO.

Both the village and the township are paying approximately $18,000 each for Deputy Day’s services on a contract that continues through the end of the year.

Previously, the two entities had contracted with the sheriff’s office for part-time patrol, which meant that different deputies would fill in to complete the time in the vicinity.

With the new full-time contract that began in late spring, area residents have been able to rely on one consistent deputy in their community who they can go to for help.

“Now we have a dedicated person up here full time,” Lakeview Mayor Ryan Shoffstall said. “Before that, our residents would have seen different deputies who might have been working up here on the end of their shifts.

“It’s nice to now have a continuity of the process.”

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