Updated: 12/10/2013 10:31 PM
Created: 12/10/2013 7:26 PM WHEC.com
News10NBC has learned the Monroe County Legislature has approved an amendment Tuesday night to freeze Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn's salary.
The amendment was introduced by Monroe County Legislature Majority Leader Steve Tucciarello during Tuesday night's 2014 Monroe County Budget meeting.
Sheriff O'Flynn's salary is currently about $137,000. His salary increase was expected to be an additional $37,000, adding up to $174,000.
News10NBC received a statement from Sheriff O'Flynn Tuesday night:
'I am humbled and honored to serve as Sheriff of this great county. I’ve worked hard for nearly 40 years, with this agency, to do what’s best for the residents of Monroe County. The community has trusted and supported me throughout my 12 years as Sheriff and I look forward to continuing that relationship. My colleague, District Attorney Sandra Doorley and I have been partners in the criminal justice system and my salary has been aligned with that of the District Attorney for nearly 20 years. The salary adjustment noted in this year’s budget proposal reflected that continued alignment. The community’s support is what drives me and my office to do the best that we can for the citizens of Monroe County, and that commitment is unwavering."