Cobb police group endorses Bill Byrne for chairman

About 40 of the organization’s 600 members attended a vetting and voting session before the group, said president Billy Mull. Much of the decision came down to Lee’s support last year of five employee furlough days — also required of public safety employees — implemented to close a budget gap, Mull said. Also persuasive was Byrne’s three-year plan to replace the police fleet, if elected.

Byrne, a former Cobb chairman, is running against Lee, retired businessman Larry Savage and retired Marine Mike Boyce for the chairman’s seat in the upcoming July 31 election.

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