Sheriff Salazar declines pay raise, citing money needed to pay deputies working overtime

SAN ANTONIO — Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said he would be declining a pay raise one day after county commissioners proposed a salary increase for elected officials.

Salazar said he shouldn't accept a raise when overtime funding is needed for his deputies. He issued the following statement after giving his notice to County Manager David Smith:

"I am declining the proposed pay raise for elected officials. As was discussed at length in Commissioners’ Court yesterday, we were able to get overtime funds approved to make sure that my deputies are fairly compensated for overtime work.