‘The issue is not the pay’

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Council members, officers say pay isn’t why cops are leaving

By Randy Patrick

Bardstown Police Chief Steve Uram is trying to get the City Council to raise his officers’ pay because he’s losing them to towns that pay $2 to $4 an hour more.

However, elected officials and two former police officers have said wages are not the main reason so many officers are leaving.

“I can tell you, I won’t be making more money,” former Officer Andrew Eckart said in an interview in February that he gave on the condition that his comments not be published until after March 8.

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