Dorchester County Office Building

Dorchester County’s Office Building and other county offices reopened to the public Sept. 9. Appointments are recommended.

CAMBRIDGE — One deputy and at least one paramedic left employment at Dorchester County last week, according to sources familiar with the respective situations.

Dorchester County Sheriff Jimmy Phillips said that a seven-year veteran deputy from his agency left for a lateral transfer to Easton Police Department. Phillips, who recently went public with a call for a $2 an hour pay raise and other changes, said the former deputy will make almost $11,000 per year more serving as a K-9 officer for EPD. The deputy’s departure comes after another recent departure of a deputy from an agency with an otherwise generally low turnover rate.

Multiple sources confirmed the departure of at least one paramedic from the county’s Department of Emergency Services. County Council President Jay Newcomb confirmed that one DES employee was changing occupations.

The departure of the paramedic comes amid ongoing staffing problems for the county’s ambulance units.

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