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Staff shortages blamed for Scotia police, fire overtime

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Staffing shortages caused the 10 highest-paid Scotia firefighters and police officers to pile up overtime in 2012, police and fire officials say. The top earner was police Sgt. Thomas Rush, whose base salary was $69,062, but he made a total of $112,527 with overtime, holiday pay, stipends and other compensation. Rush’s nearly $45,000 in additional compensation led the village, but both the police and fire departments awarded significant overtime. Except for the chief, no firefighter ...

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January 23, 2013
4:59 a.m.

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Merge all the city and village paid police and fire departments. Rediculous.