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Guest column: Police officers, like elected officials, also need raises

By , Guest Columnist Published: January 12, 2022 4:00 AM CT
<strong>The Memphis Police Department&nbsp;lost nearly 500 officers when police pensions and healthcare benefits were slashed in 2014.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

The Memphis Police Department lost nearly 500 officers when police pensions and healthcare benefits were slashed in 2014. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

John Covington
Guest Columnist

John Covington

John Covington is the chief steward of the Memphis Police Association. He can be reached at john.covington
@memphispoliceassociation.org.

“Memphis desperately needs more police officers. The pandemic and societal upheaval have only exacerbated an issue Memphis has been struggling with since 2014 when police pensions and healthcare benefits were slashed.”

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