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Keep police in the flagger role

Civilian flaggers are a terrible idea (“Civilian flaggers are long overdue,” Letters, Nov. 20). The prevailing wage for a construction worker would be close to that of an officer’s salary, so I think the cost difference would be little. Drivers pay heed to a uniformed police officer much more than to a hard-hatted laborer. And there would be a police presence on the streets.

P.S. I am not a police officer.

Steve Moran