In support of NCSO
To the Editor: I have been reading about the salary problems Sheriff Tanner is having since being elected and the major problem with trying to keep qualified people.
I worked at the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years, starting out as a patrol deputy and retiring as Chief Deputy. I could have stayed in Houston working for the Harris County Sheriff’s Department and made a lot more money, but my family was here and this is where I wanted to be.
During my time with the department I always worked two to three extra jobs to support my family. The county commissioners would occasionally give us a raise.
The cost of living has increased greatly since my retirement. Most deputies with families are having to work all the extra jobs they can in order to support their families. Insurance costs have increased as have food and fuel, not to mention child care and college tuition. There are just so many jobs that these officers can work, and while doing so leaves no time with their families.
A lot has changed since I retired, but one thing that has not changed is what the state mandates as the number of detention officers you must have to staff the jail, or it will be closed.
I understand Sheriff Tanner turned in $851,000 from his budget. He was not required to do this. My question ... is who gives (the commissioners court) the right to delegate how these funds are used?
I am urging taxpayers and voters of Navarro County to contact your county commissioner and the county judge. We are the ones who put these people in office, and we are the ones to take them out.
In closing, I ask you to support Sheriff Tanner and his department. Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion.
In support of NCSO
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