Monday, March 24, 2008
Sheriff Lee Meets With Crist
Hendry Sheriff Asks For Assistance
LABELLE, FL. -- On March 19, 2008 Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie Lee had the opportunity to meet with Florida Governor Charlie Crist at the Governors Office in Tallahassee.
During their meeting, Sheriff Lee discussed how law enforcement in Hendry County and other similar sized counties are being effected by budget constraints that county and city governments are presently facing. Sheriff Lee asked the Governor to looks for ways to help law enforcement deal with escalating fuel costs.
He also asked the Governor for possible assistance with state funds to help keep salaries of law enforcement in small counties at a level that will keep officers from leaving for larger counties or agencies with much higher salaries.