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Middleborough police chief details case for new station

Policing a town from a 200-year-old former grocery store and blacksmithery is like playing Russian roulette, says Middleborough Police Chief Bruce Gates, considering the number of prisoners — some of them violent — who must be walked through public areas of the building.

“When you have hundreds of people in here annually, sooner or later somebody is going to get hurt or killed,” he said.

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