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Veteran Jersey City, N.J., Cops Set To Retire With Massive Payouts

One Former Deputy Chief To Receive More Than $500,000 For Unused Time Off
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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Four Jersey City police officials were set to retire Wednesday with big payouts for unused time off, including a deputy chief who put in for the equivalent of several years’ worth.

As the Jersey Journal reported, former Deputy Chief Peter Nalbach will receive more than $500,000 for 754 unused days, the biggest payout of the group.

In all, the city said it is paying the four nearly $1.3 million for unused vacation, sick, comp and other days.

Retired Chief Tom Comey is getting more than $170,000 for 215 days. Two other ex-deputies are getting more than $250,000 each.

Former Deputy Chief Robert Kilduff will receive about $307,000 for 419 unused days, and former Deputy Chief Hugh Donaghue will receive about $253,000 for 344 days, the paper reported.

Mayor-elect Steve Fulop, who will take office on July 1, has questioned how so many days could go unused. The outgoing chief called the criticism disappointing.

Final salaries are used to calculate compensation for unused days other than sick time.

A total of 25 police employees are set to retire by Aug. 1, the newspaper reported.

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