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I am disappointed to report that we have only received about 1800 survey responses. When we first discussed the general mailing to 6,900 LEOFF I members, law enforcement, fire and surviving spouses we were advised that we would only receive a 10 to 15 percent response. We felt that a 10 to 15 percent response might be a normal response in a general public mailing but because we are mailing only to LEOFF I members we should receive a higher percentage in return. Eighteen hundred returns in a six thousand nine hundred mailing is about a twenty-six percent return. The first impression is that we had a great response but when you consider that the Retired Firefighters of Washington (RFFOW) and the Retired Seattle Police Officers Association combined have about two thousand members or twenty-nine percent of the LEOFF I members. The results indicate that we did not receive a response from each of our members. This is confirmed by the fact that we received responses from several LEOFF I members who were not members of the RFFOW or the RSPOA organizations. more…Follow us on Facebook