Published: Sep 25, 2012 11:23 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 26, 2012 7:08 AM EDT

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla.- Hendry County Commissioners approved their budget on Tuesday night.

A $2.2 million budget shortfall will force severe cuts to public safety. The Sheriff's Office will have to cut $100,000, but that figure is much less than the $695,000 in cuts that were originally recommended.

The Emergency Medical Services department will also have to slash $225,000. EMS leaders will need to decide where those cuts come from.

In past meetings, commissioners put 12 deputies, six paramedics and one ambulance on the chopping block.