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Trump visits sheriff’s office in Stafford County, Va.

Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for president, visited the Stafford County sheriff’s office Saturday, prior to a campaign appearance in Fredericksburg, the sheriff’s office said.

In a statement, the sheriff’s office said it was contacted by the campaign, and a private meeting was arranged with sheriff D. P. Decatur and the department’s personnel. The meeting was to discuss law enforcement issues, the statement said.

In the statement, the sheriff said the country’s law enforcement agencies are challenged by growing demands on their resources and greater public scrutiny.

The sheriff said he and his office wished to join t he conversation to help define needs and “identify meaningful solutions.”

Many local issues would benefit from examination on a nationwide scale, the sheriff said. These include use of heroin and opiates, mental health emergencies and violence against law enforcement officers, he said.