LEESBURG, GA (WALB) – Lee County's sole code enforcement officer could soon be packing heat.
County Commissioners talked about arming the officer which would require them to create a marshal's office headed up by Code Enforcement.
Commission Chairman Ed Duffy says the officer encounters a lot of dangers in his day to day duties and the change is a smart move to keep him safe. At Tuesday night's meeting, Duffy describe several incidents in which the code enforcement officer was threatened and had to call for a sheriff's deputy while issuing citations.
Commissioners will take a final vote later.
If the measure passes, the officer would have to get state law enforcement certification.
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