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Major Andy Sides settles into new role

(Hillsboro) It’s been several weeks since Major Gary Higginbotham retired from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office after a lengthy career in law enforcement. Andy Sides was promoted from Captain to Major to fill that role. Major Sides says he’s been able to get adjusted to the new position and the work that comes with it.

Last month, both Major Sides and Captain Brian Taylor were re-elected to the Jefferson County 9-1-1 board of directors. Major Sides says he’s focusing on keeping a solid group of dispatchers in the place.

Major Sides says there is a very large equipment replacement project coming for the Jefferson County 9-1-1 dispatch, as new hand-held radios need to be replaced.

The hand-held radios that will be replaced were first purchased in 2013.

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