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12/25/02 - Smith County

Sheriff's Office Works Through Slow Holiday

They protect the citizens of Smith County year round, and Christmas Day is no exception. The Smith County jail was virtually empty Wednesday morning. There was a sense of calm in the deserted hallways and at the main desk, but dispatchers and officers were still plugging away at their posts.

It's law enforcement's slowest day, according to Sheriff J.B. Smith who visited the jail for a Christmas Day feast. Every year to thank his crew, Smith makes the visit.

"All the years I've been in office, I come down and try to see my people who work in the jail, because they have families at home waiting on them to come home for Christmas," says Smith.

By noon, only two people had been booked in the jail. Just Wednesday alone, inmates and staffers devoured over 500 pounds of turkey. Smith says the inmates receive three holiday meals on Dec. 25.

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