Lauri Jones has been working in public health in Washington’s Okanogan County for 17 years.
But after repeated threats to her safety, she recently got a new security system for her home.
“I still find myself sometimes looking over my shoulder,” Jones says. “Especially if I walk out of the building and it’s getting obviously dark earlier.”
She’s not leaving her post as the community health director. But her colleague Dr. John McCarthy is in December. He says the workload has become too heavy.