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Augusta Mayor issues statement supporting pay raise for deputies

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis (Source: File photo / WFXG) Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis (Source: File photo / WFXG)
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. issued a statement Friday supporting Sheriff Richard Roundtree's proposed pay raise for the county's deputies.

"I fully support a pay raise for local law enforcement and am committed to appropriately compensating these brave men and women for their service to our community. 

"The citizens of Augusta expect the fiscally responsible use of existing taxpayer resources before asking for new money, and I will work with the Commission to ensure that we get this done.  We will explore the budget and find ways to increase pay at the Richmond County Sheriff's Office before considering any additional taxes or fees on our citizens. 

"Our deputies keep Augusta safe at a time when tremendous growth and opportunity is being experienced across the city and we will do our part to show this city's support for law enforcement."

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