I would like to second James Baker's letter [“Revolving Door Staffing,” Gazette Packet, March 22] regarding the revolving door of our first responders and their training. It makes little sense to spend the money training these police officers and EMTs, just to have them leave us for a higher paying neighbor. This is a great city, but it's an expensive city. If we are to retain the best and brightest we need to pay them enough to be able to live here.
I have been a resident of Alexandria for many decades and have always been grateful for the professional response of these men and women.