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“Oil Boom a Bust for Understaffed Police Force”

Filed by KOSU News in State Impact.
October 2, 2012

Even cops are hanging up their cuffs for more lucrative employment in the energy industry. Police Chief Brian O’Rourke saw the same thing in the 1980s, he tells the Enid News and Eagle.

“Having a job that pays an extra 8, 9, 10 bucks an hour is like having another salary coming into the house,” he said. “Those jobs have always paid well. It’s hard to compete with that nowadays.”

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