Safety e-mail to Largo Mayor Gerard
I was recently informed that the furlough days being proposed at the Largo Police Department will not only cause a financial loss to the officers and their families but will also cause a bad situation with officer safety. It appears that the number of furlough days (9) that were given to the City of Largo Commissioners is not accurate.
They were told that these furlough days would affect one officer per day but it appears that it will affect one officer per shift. To me, as a concerned wife and mother of two, my husband and other officers will be placed in an all ready unsafe environment. Largo is a large area to cover and when you take officers away because you want to use the money for a new clock or to rebuild a rec center does not make life in your city a safe place to live for the citizens of Largo and the officers who serve them.
On a personal note I would like to also say that my husband is in his final three years of his career and his pension is based on the average last three years of pay. He has been very dedicated to the city of Largo and the Largo Police Department and is a highly decorated police officer. I think this is a bad way for the city to end our family's last three years.
- Nancy Magnuson
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