There are plenty of guards, cops, and sheriff’s deputies in high-traffic areas around the county building, but I haven’t noticed too many assigned to hallways that echo with your footsteps when you walk down them.

So why does Recorder of Deeds Eugene Moore need a security guard posted in the hallway outside his office?

The guard on duty Wednesday offered one possible explanation: “They don’t want any pictures taken.”

She and the three other guards she called on for backup only detained me for a few minutes.