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Deputies deserve a pay increase before sheriff gets one [Letter]

Deputies deserve a pay increase before sheriff gets one [Letter]

Editor:

Now we have it in black and white: Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler won't back pay increases for deputies unless he gets a whopping pay increase for himself of 20 percent amounting to $23,688 more per year starting in 2019, if he is re-elected. Apparently he's been having trouble getting by on the measly $117,645 that he makes now.

The deputies and their union are making nice to Gahler because they need his support for any pay increase that they can get, and he has shamelessly taken advantage of this to try to put through a big raise for himself. The deputies have been put in a position of poverty and the sheriff's agency has been losing experienced personnel to police...

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