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VIDEO: Sheriff, FOP, and County Commissioner Release Statements After Sheriff’s Office Pay Raise is Voted Down in St. Mary’s County

FOP Lodge #7 President Elect, Austin Schultz provided SMNEWSNET with the following statement: Today the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County were asked to vote to give the hard-working men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office pay parity with our surrounding jurisdictions. We did not ask for more, we simply asked to be compensated equally and fairly. The job of law enforcement has always been and will always be a dangerous profession and a path that not many choose to walk. This danger is amplified when there is a shortage of manpower and a high turn over rate. The Sheriff’s Office is constantly struggling to recruit the highly motivated individuals this profession requires and to keep the officers that tax payers have invested time and money into. Unfortunately, the vote today did not go in our favor which was extremely disappointing. Commissioner O’Connor and Colvin did vote in the affirmative for which Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #7 is grateful. Commissioner Guy, Morgan and Hewitt did not. During closing remarks, Commissioner Guy, Morgan and Hewitt spoke positively of the SMCSO receiving pay parity and committed to revisiting this issue in the near future. The FOP Lodge #7 looks […]

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