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In Utah it might be fast enough to fund retirement for police officers
||Last Updated: 07/11/2003

Police officers in Utah could soon have a very different way of increasing their retirement benefits — writing more traffic tickets.

Utah’s Senate Minority Leader Mike Dmitrich (D — Price) is proposing a surcharge of $20 be added to all moving violations issued to motorists.

The extra cash would be used to boost the annual cost of living increases for retired officers from 2.5 per cent to four per cent, bringing the benefits they receive to the same level as other government employees.