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Sheriff’s Office catches ‘bug’

Virus does not impact criminal cases

It is nothing to sneeze at, Barton County Brian Bellendir told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.
An email-borne virus infected the Barton County Sheriff’s Office last week, wreaking havoc with many of the computers there. Lost were documents, spreadsheets and photographs stored on the BCSO server.
“There will be no impact on criminal investigations,” Bellendir said. Criminal, tax and civil process records were safe.
But, officers lost letters, news releases and other items dating as far back as the first of the year. Also, wiped out were many emails dating back two years.
Bellendir said the virus came ...

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