Six Figure Officer

By: AP
By: AP

Crime doesn't pay but making the effort to prevent it apparently does.

A Longmont police sergeant earned $112,700 dollars last year, almost making him one of the city's top ten highest paid employees.

Sergeant Alan Baldivia heads the city's anti-gang unit and had been working overtime since its activation following a gang-related slaying earlier last year.

The city spent about $250,000 dollars in overtime for extra patrols following the slaying and Baldivia had been working 80 hour work weeks.

He says he should be back to his base pay of about $83,000 dollars per year this year.

Despite his salary, Baldivia's boss still earned more. Police Chief Mike Butler earns about $125,000 dollars per year.

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