Tax request for sheriff's office on track for approval

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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