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Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid will ask county commissioners Monday to approve the hiring of his son as a deputy.
Reid said he intends to hire his son, Cory Reid, as an entry-level road patrol deputy. The deputy position is one of three new road patrol jobs the county is creating during the 2012-13 year.
The request already has the approval of the Catawba County Finance and Personnel Subcommittee and comes as a recommendation to the Catawba County Board of Commissioners, said Dave Hardin, the county’s public information officer.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.