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Top Trends in 2008: Economic Impact on LE
High gas prices hit many departments hard

Hagerstown City Police Canine Officer Eric Knode fills up his cruiser with gas at a city-owned fuel station, Wednesday, May 21, 2008, in Hagerstown, Md. When gasoline was climbing toward $4 a gallon this past summer, police officers around the country lost the right to take their patrol cars home and were being forced to double up in cruisers and walk the beat more. (AP Photo) Full story

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