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By Lou Marzeles

Sheriff removes candidate for sheriff from KCSO timber position


A candidate for Klickitat County sheriff and who was working with the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) was removed from his position Friday by Sheriff Rick McComas.

Bob Songer, running for sheriff in this fall’s election, along with Harold Cole had been providing timber patrol services. Both men had their commissions with KCSO revoked Friday, effectively ending range and timber patrols by the sheriff’s office. With the withdrawal of their commissions came notice to return all county equipment and vehicles by Monday. The KCSO said it would honor and compensate remaining follow-up work by the two.

The revocation of Songer’s commission came two days after a full-page ad ran i...

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