Daily American Republic
Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs will be taking a more active role in law-enforcement-related legislative issues since he recently was chosen to represent one of the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association’s zones. Dobbs will represent Zone 16, which comprises the sheriffs in Ripley, Stoddard, Dunklin, Butler, New Madrid, Pemiscot and Mississippi counties in Missouri. He replaces Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore. One of the key issues the sheriffs’ association hopes to address in the coming year concerns deputy salaries. Rural Missouri counties, including Ripley, Carter and Wayne, rely on the salary supplement, so he says adding sheriff’s pay also will be on the table.