Harford County Council has passed the budget for the next year, and once again left out a raise for our police officers. The deputies, who put their lives on the line every day to make the rest of us safe, have not had a raise in 7 years. The new recruits who will be joining the force soon will be making the same salary as a deputy who has been on the job for 7 years. Many deputies have part time jobs to make ends meet even though most work more than full time for the sheriff's office. It's time our county council gives these deputies their due!