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Tax request for sheriff's office on track for approval

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, center, celebrates with his wife, Vicki, right, after learning that early polls show that ballot issue 1A should pass during a watch party at Old Chicago in Colorado Springs, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. The issue would increase the El Paso County taxes by $17 million annually to directly fund the urgent public safety needs identified by El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa. JUSTIN EDMONDS, THE GAZETTE Photo by JUSTIN EDMONDS, THE GAZETTE