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Day One Of Contract Quiet And Uneventful
Burley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Cassia County Sheriff's deputies hit the streets today with a fresh new start. It was the first day of the new law enforcement contract between Cassia County and the city of Burley.
Newly married with three children at home, Brian Hunsaker is happy with a more secure career path. With the new city-county contract approved, Deputy Hunsaker's job is no longer in jeopardy.
Hunsaker says, "You can't just go find a job. The hiring process at other departments is nine, twelve months, or longer. Then there's usually a waiting list. You can't just go pick up a job anywhere in your desired field."
That's why he and his fellow officers were stressed out by the initial uncertainty about the contract. But now Cassia deputies are looking ahead to the future, which seems promising.
Cassia County Sheriff Jay Heward says, "The first day of the contract, things went off without a hitch. It was just another day in the neighborhood for us, we haven't had any problems. It seems like if there was any rift between the county and the city, it seems to be gone."
For Hunsaker, Burley is home. Knowing that his children have health insurance is reassuring, as is the knowledge that he's still providing for his family.
Hunsaker says, "After being in law enforcement, knowing that this is what I wanted to do ever since I got into it, I don't want to just go pick up any other job. I think most law enforcement officers can say the same thing."
He's among 14 sheriff's deputies grateful for a continued job.
Burley Mayor Terry Greenman agreed there was no change today, and the city is pleased with the service the county is providing.
October 1, 2013.