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We Should Applaud Departments' Diligence

November 30, 2003

Re "O.C. Officials Seek Audit of Union's Fund," Nov. 7:

It saddens me to read that two Orange County politicians, Chris Norby and Chuck Smith, have taken to beating up on Orange County deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators. According to The Times, the deputy sheriffs have saved Orange County taxpayers up to $6 million every year since they started managing their own health plans 16 years ago. And to make matters worse, Norby and Smith point to the many physical ailments and injuries these cops experience on the job as a way for the county to save money!

I, for one, appreciate the men and women in these two departments for keeping our communities safe and for saving us taxpayers $6 million every year.

April Lopez

Anaheim

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