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Dawson Mayor Wright still feels need for security following shooting


Things still haven't returned to normal for Dawson Mayor Chris Wright after being shot 5 months ago.

Mayor Wright attended a youth program at the Dawson Theatre Thursday night with no security guards in plain sight. When he finally got out of the hospital, Wright asked the city for special protection. City council members denied that request, citing the cost, but the police chief said officers would do what they could to keep the mayor safe. He says he still worries about his safety.

"At this time yes, I am still feeling the need for security," Wright said. "Security is slim with the police department. But I'll tell you what, they are there when you need them."

Wright says he is now fully involved in some community programs he had to cut back on even after he came back to work with the city.

The GBI is still investigating the shooting and welcomes any tips that might help them.


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