Midland, Texas/September 10, 2019-During the regular scheduled Midland County Commissioners meeting, the court listened to emotional pleas from officers with the Midland County Sheriff’s Office for the need of pay raises.
Midland County Commissioner precinct 4, Randy Prude acknowledged the need for pay raises for the officers, but the court has to consider the individual tax payer and those residents living in Midland County that are onfixed income.
(RANDY PRUDE, MIDLAND COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PCT. 4)
Officers with the Midland County Sheriff’s Office, as well as other officers of the court are wanting an 8% raise, rather than a one time $4 thousand dollar bonus.
(CHIEF DEPUTY RORY MCKINNEY, MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE)
Midland County Commissioner precinct 3,Luis Sanchez discovered during the discussion, that there was only a $1.4 million dollar difference between the one time $4 thousand dollar bonus and the 8% raise.
(LUIS SANCHEZ, MIDLAND COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PCT. 3)
Sgt. Margarita Strahan, an investigator with the Midland County Sheriff’s Office was overjoyed with the decision by the Midland county Commissioners Court to approve the 8% raise.
(SGT. MARGARITA STRAHAN, INVESTIGATOR/MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE)
For DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA