Dispatch Response Time
By Gavin Johnson, WCJB TV20 News
Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell says deputies had an unusual morning yesterday that's why they it took them an hour and a half to get to a store that was burglarized and damaged.
Deputies got the call yesterday morning around seven o'clock, but didn't get to the store until eight thirty. Darnell says it's all about prioritizing the calls that come into dispatch. She says normally three deputies patrol rural Alachua County. And when deputies got the call about the store burglary they were investigating three deaths. And if a person's life is being threatened then deputies will be there quickly. Darnell says, "A property crime where it's after the fact and not in progress, then we're going to manage our resources."
The owner of Vic's Grocery store has reopened the store and says there will be a bar-b-que to raise money to repair the damage.
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