They Don't Get Paid Enough?
I can't help but like this guy. He's actually "working" on Christmas Day by choice.
Note that he's returned to the Eureka Police Department as a reserve officer. He retired from regular duty after 28 years with the department.
Not sure how many other old timers Eureka P.D. has, although I know Captain Murl Harpham has been with the department something like 50 years. He enjoys the work, and the department, just like Butch Manos.
I guess it's like past Eureka Police Chief, Ray Shipley, told my police academy class. He claimed there was never a day he didn't look forward to going to work. He also pointed out that there are a lot of people that do the job without getting paid (as reserve officers).
Sure, as I've said before, some may move on to other departments for one reason or another, but to say we need to keep increasing pay and benefits for police officers will end us up in a vicious circle of one- upmanship with other police departments we can scarcely afford.