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Mounted on the wall of Charles Shumate's den is a 157-pound yellow fin tuna, which he caught in the Gulf of Mexico five years ago, and the head of a 1,300-pound elk, which he shot in Wyoming seven years ago.


A dwindling number of police recruits is cause for concern for some law enforcement agencies in Madison County as an aging workforce, salary restrictions and a job that requires its employees to work nights, weekends and holidays mean fewer and fewer qualified people are applying for jobs.

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