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SUMMARY: In Okalona, ​​Mississippi, a police crisis has emerged after two officers resigned, leaving only five officers in the city. Officers, including the police chief and assistant police chief, feel overworked, fatigued and underpaid, despite putting their lives on the line every day. The city council rejected a request for a pay increase, causing the two officers to leave the force. The police chief is calling for better pay to retain officers and ensure the city’s safety. Residents are concerned about the police shortage and its impact on public safety.

The city of Okolona is facing a policing crisis after two officers resigned, leaving just five in the department.


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