Letters to the Editor

We should pay for more police officers

You get what you pay for. The questions are always asked: Where are the police when we need them? Aren't we paying for police protection?

Both are good questions to open a dialogue between the citizens of a community frustrated with the lack of police service and their city government. City police departments are fighting two battles every day -- the battle to protect our safety and the battle to cut budgets because of lost city revenue.

The question to really ask: Are we ready to pay for the protection we want? My mom always said you get what you pay for. Are we ready to pay for more officers?

JOSEPH TORRES

Ripon

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