In talking with people in the county, Sheriff Barry said, the most common reaction thus far has been confusion.
"I certainly hope that at some point, someone will call Cooper out on these laws," he said. "I am not stealing county money. I have not found a loophole in the retirement system. It's very frustrating for them to get away with things that are completely fabricated and repeated. Unfortunately, it has yet to happen, but hopefully, it will."