Sheriff, county debate contract benefits


COLUMBUS, Ind.–The Bartholomew County Council on Tuesday debated with Sheriff Matt Myers over retirement benefits outlined in his contract. Myers requested that a clause in the agreement be changed so that he would become eligible for retirement benefits after he has served his eight years in office. Currently, the contract reads that he would become eligible for retirement and other benefits after serving with the sheriff’s department for eight years and one month.

Rather than take on a superficial role for a month once he has left office, Myers preferred to take action now to gain credit for his service with the department.

Prior to being elected sheriff, Myers was a member of the Columbus Police Department.

The council denied Myers’s request.

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