A Durham police officer keeps an eye out for trouble as he patrols along the first half mile of the American Tobacco Trail. Chief Jose Lopez says the department has not added sworn police officer positions in seven years.
A Durham police officer keeps an eye out for trouble as he patrols along the first half mile of the American Tobacco Trail. Chief Jose Lopez says the department has not added sworn police officer positions in seven years. FILE PHOTO BY HARRY LYNCH hlynch@newsobserver.com
A Durham police officer keeps an eye out for trouble as he patrols along the first half mile of the American Tobacco Trail. Chief Jose Lopez says the department has not added sworn police officer positions in seven years. FILE PHOTO BY HARRY LYNCH hlynch@newsobserver.com

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