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Vermont Town Mulls Future After All Its Police Officers Quit

All six full-time members quit, one-by-one, the last one leaving the Randolph Police Department in September

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    Vermont Town Mulls Future After All Its Police Officers Quit

    Officials in the Vermont town of Randolph are considering what to do about local law enforcement after all members of the local police department quit over the course of the year.

    Vermont Public Radio reports the members of the department didn't quit all at once to make a statement, the officers just moved on to other opportunities.

    Since the spring all six full-time members quit, one-by-one, the last one leaving in September. Since then the Orange County Sheriff's Department has covered the town of about 2,000.

    In 2017 the Randolph police department budget was almost $600,000.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Selectboard member Larry Satcowitz says there's no consensus on what to do. And if new officers are hired the community will have to renovate the police department at an estimated cost of $1 million.

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