Sheriff's patrols resume normal operations following Wyman tragedy

By JOLEEN FERRIS

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Oneida County Sheriff's Department's patrols are resuming normal operations as of Tuesday.

In the days following the murder of Deputy Kurt Wyman, who was shot to death following a six-hour standoff in the town of Augusta last week, officials with the department put two deputies in each patrol car, so that they could support each other in the wake of the their co-workers murder.

That cut the amount of patrols on the road in half. New York State Police augmented the patrols by providing extra coverage in Oneida County.

Captain Francis Coots of the State Police says such procedure is common in situations like these, and that the coverage was provided using mostly straight time, with very little overtime incurred.

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