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Reader Opinion: Supporting law enforcement

Thanks to Sen. Carrie Ruud, Rep. Josh Heintzeman and Sen. Paul Gazelka for their steadfast support of increased public safety efforts during the past legislative session in St. Paul.

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On behalf of our state’s police officers, corrections officers, and dispatchers, we’re writing to publicly say “Thank you” to Sen. Carrie Ruud, Rep. Josh Heintzeman and Sen. Paul Gazelka for their steadfast support of increased public safety efforts during the past legislative session in St. Paul. In particular, Gazelka was a champion for state law enforcement pay raises.

With increasing crime, it’s especially important to stop all efforts to defund, demoralize, or demonize public safety officials who keep communities safe by deterring lawbreaking and aiding victims of crime.

These legislators are tremendous advocates for our first responders and public safety officials and stood against attempts to defund and dismantle the police. They voted to promote public safety legislation such as pay raises for law enforcement officers and investments in training programs.

Thank you for supporting public safety and law enforcement.

Brian Peters

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Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association Executive Director

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