Some small towns are turning in their badges
By John Ferak
The Omaha World-Herald, Neb.
SYRACUSE, Neb. — When children ride the bus or walk to school here, a familiar face inside a police cruiser monitors their safety and behavior.
And late at night, Police Chief Jerry Railsback slowly drives the brick-paved downtown business district with a careful eye. He's ready, if necessary, to shine his spotlight on the tavern windows as a friendly warning to folks that it's time to close up and go home.
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