Marion Co. sheriff withdraws request for money to cover raises

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Marion County Sheriff John Layton is withdrawing a request for extra money to cover pay raises for deputies.

Layton was going to request more than $500,000 at Monday’s City-County Council meeting but found the money in his budget for retroactive pay raises for deputies.

At the last council meeting, the vote was split.

Part of the reason the sheriff’s department is able to cover it is through attrition and other cost-cutting measures.

“Even though we were down, we stayed away from having an academy and the deputies just did what they had to do,” said Layton.

More than 600 deputies will receive a 3 percent raise much like the raise IMPD officers received in July.