Feb 22, 2007 — Around 9,000 troops are expected back in Jefferson County by August. They'll be returning from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military and local law-enforcement officials are working together, trying to prevent the rise in crime other communities have experienced when soldiers come home. County Sheriff John Burns remains worried, though. Problems ranging from domestic violence to car accidents could spike. And Burns says his department is short-staffed and isn't getting enough money to deal with Jefferson County's population boom.