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Protests, crashes add up to state patrol overtime

3:25 PM, Jan. 24, 2013
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It's not often that Wisconsin State Patrol trooper Lance Loonsfoot finds himself working a 9-to-5 shift at his job.

Too many things can intrude on his schedule - a traffic crash that requires sorting out, a big snowstorm that keeps him at work until the early hours of the morning or a drunken driver that extends his shift an hour or two.

"We might run into unscheduled overtime, which is where we get into a situation where we make an arrest or there might be a crash," Loonsfoot said. "That's going to require an officer to be out a longer time. Sometimes, you might run a few hours over your shift." ...

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