In Rutherford County, Sheriff’s Deputies are some of the lowest paid law enforcement officers in our immediate area. At a recent Public Safety Committee meeting, Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh stated… During the Monday Public Safety Committee meeting (05/23/22), the Sheriff and committee members discussed a 20% pay increase for deputies and detention officers. Public Safety Committee Member Jeff Phillips filed a motion recommending the 20% pay increase... The proposed 20% pay raise for the Sherriff’s Office will go before the Budget and Finance Committee. If they agree to the increased pay, it will be up to the full county commission to pass the recommendation.