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Rural Crime #257017

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 22, 1978
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(Studio) Last night's report recalled. Sheriffs in rural area featured.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Houston, Texas) Scenes-from "Shootout at the Oklahoma Corral" shown. Changing role of rural sheriff noted. Paper work, low pay for police officers cited as problem. Highway systems role in crime spread noted. [Director, Police Fndtn. Pat MURPHY - notes lack of necessary elements for rural sheriffs to do requested job.] Reasons why serving papers often takes precedence over catching criminals explained. [Santa Fe Cnty., NM, Sheriff Eduardo ESCUDERO - cites difficulties.] [MAN - serves papers.] Lack of national standards for rural law officers noted. Expense of crime protection noted.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

Cronkite, Walter;
Engberg, Eric

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