So tell it like it is If you work across the street then everything your saying is nothing more than hearsay. You have NO first hand experience as a correction officer, unless your not, telling it like it is.
No one feels the corrections officers are second class, but the corrections officers that are not happy with their job.
They were all advised what their job would be before the were hired. Remember no one forced them to take the job as a corrections officer. In years past most the deputies were promoted from the ranks of corrections officers. See that word (Promoted) that means the deputy position was higher than corrections.
The current sheriff did the same, but after spending money paying for their academy the ones that made it were then placed into training on the road. A number of them quit the training and went back to work in the jail, so that practice stopped. I would like to see that opened again.
Why is the pay of other people any of your concern? Deputies have taken cuts in pay/benefits, because that's what the times demand. Hey sergeants make more than deputies, so should the deputies be upset and fell like their second class?
Remember a few years ago corrections officer's badges were different than a deputies. After crying that second class stuff, the sheriff gave them all badges that looked liked the deputies.
It seems to me from what your saying corrections officers hare having an identity crisis. Like a lot of companies there are job classifications, in Monroe County the deputies classification is higher than corrections. Should the deputies feel like second class citizens because they have a sergeant, or lieutenant above them? Or should they work to achieve the higher position.
When you say Redmond "Will even up the department" please tell everyone what he promised the correction officer to get their vote. How is he going to even it up.
So you think endorsements will make a person win. Endorsements from a police chief in a three man department is nice, even endorsements from people out of the state is nice, but that will not win you the election. Just one of Malone's endorsements have a membership of over 19,000 people. That's almost like saying whom ever has the most signs out will win.
Bottom line we will all see on Aug. 7th.
As far as who will be the undersheriff or majors I don't think we will know that until after the primary.
I hope people vote for the person they think will be best for the citizen's of Monroe County & Sheriffs' Office, not because of promises they were given for their vote. The three all have a vision of what they want to do.