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By Lou Marzeles

Sheriff candidates' discussion Part 2: posse and signs


September 26, 2018

Lou Marzeles

CANDIDATES INTERVIEWED: The Sentinel invited the two candidates for Klickitat County Sheriff (incumbent Sheriff Bob Songer, left, and Doug Charters) to an editorial board discussion. Their comments are continued in this story.

The two candidates for Klickitat County Sheriff, incumbent Bob Songer and Doug Charters, met at the office of The Sentinel Sept. 12 for a discussion of core issues. Following is the continuation of question-and-answer session with the two candidates. Some question and comments are abridged for space. The entire video of the interview can be seen on YouTube at

Q. What's the current status of posse members with guns?

A. Songer: The posse members are not required to be armed. It's up to the individual whether they want to be. And if they choose to be armed, before they can carry a firearm in uniform they are required to go through a basic firearms qualification...

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