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Raccoon Times, August 26, 1998
- MAYOR ANNOUNCES 'KEEP CITY SAFE' PLAN
- RACCOON CITY-On the front steps of City Hall, Mayor Harris
- announced in a press conference yesterday afternoon that the City
- Council will be hiring at least ten new police officers to join the
- Raccoon police, in response to the continued suspension of the
- people, the Special Tactics and Rescue Squad (S.T.A.R.S.), are in full effect since the
- brutal murders that plagued Raccoon earlier this summer. Joined
- by Police Chief Brian Irons and all of Raccoons Council members,
- Harris assured the gathered citizens and reporters that Raccoon
- City will once again be a safe community in which to live and
- work, and that the investigation into the eleven "cannibal"
- murders and three fatal wild-animal attacks is far from closed.
- "Just because no one else has been attacked in the last month
- doesn't mean that the elected officials of this city can relax,"
- Harris stated. "The good people of Raccoon deserve to have
- confidence in their police force and to be secure in the knowledge
- that their political representatives are doing everything possible to
- ensure each citizen's safety. As many of you know, the
- S.T.A.R.S.'s suspension is likely to become permanent. That unit's
- gross mishandling of the murder investigations and its subsequent
- disappearance from Raccoon City suggests that they don't care
- about this community - but I want to assure you that we care,
- that myself, Chief Irons, and the men and women you see here
- today want nothing more than to make Raccoon a place in which
- our children can grow up without fear."
- Harris went on to detail a three-point plan designed to bolster
- public confidence and keep Raccoon citizens from falling victim to
- violence. Besides hiring between ten and twelve new police
- officers, the citywide curfew will remain in place through at least
- September, and Chief Irons will personally head a task force of
- several officers and detectives to continue searching for the killers
- who took the lives of eleven people between May and July of this