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I am embarrassed after reading the article regarding the low pay that the City of Grass Valley pays its police officers. Quality people cost money. If and when I ever have the need to contact the police, I want the very best that is available. Good people cost money, and if an officer leaves after only four years of being on the job here, we are losing money. $28,000 for Post Training should be given to the officers as salary bonuses over, say, a 10-year period or as a cash bonus after reaching their fifth year of employment for the City of Grass Valley. We had an all-volunteer fire department for years. Somehow, the city found the money to have a salaried fire department now, and in my opinion, it is high time that the city reaches into “our” pocket money and pay our officers a fair and competitive salary.

David R. Menefee

Nevada City


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