Budget cutbacks in timber country inspire armed posse to start patrols

Jeff Barnard / The Associated Press
Published Oct 18, 2012 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM
Sam Nichols, left, and Glenn Woodbury stand in front of Woodbury's pickup in O'Brien. The two men are part of a newly formed neighborhood watch that does armed patrols around the rural area to deter crime. Budget cutbacks have left the Josephine County Sheriff's Office with just three patrol deputies and limited jail space.