At least three of Marion County's nine township assessors will be given police protection because they are so worried about confrontations with irate taxpayers.
The Marion County treasurer's office expects to begin mailing tax bills Friday, and Marion County Sheriff Frank Anderson said he will provide police protection for township assessors who fear the bills will be enough to spark rage among some taxpayers.
Specifically, Wayne, Franklin and Lawrence townships have requested police protection according to the Star story. Center Township Assessor Eugene Akers, the full-time janitorial supervisor for IPS who also draws a government check for being township assessor, has not requested police protection. Because his office is located in the city-county building, anyone visiting his office will have to go through metal detectors before entering the building.