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PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) -
was Mark Hetrick's first day back on the job as the Perrysburg Township Police
retired at the end of last year due to changes in the retirement system, but
said he was not ready to stop working quite yet.
have great bosses, and they have tremendous support, and I was fortunate that
they hired me back," he said.
has been with the department for 26 years, and was chief for the last two
years. He had to retire in order to receive the pension he had already worked
a lot of changes in the retirement system," Hetrick said. "The new changes are
quite drastic from what we're retiring at, so a lot of the guys that can go are
going, to get the pension they worked so hard to get."
Chief Hetrick will also see a change in his salary.
agreed to come back at a starting patrolman's wage, and vacation time, just to
save the taxpayers money," he said.
will amount to a reduction of $25,000 from his salary, and his vacation time
will drop from six weeks to two.
worked my entire career here, I know the township, and know the ins and outs of
everything," Hetrick said. "So bringing me back versus hiring either someone
from within the department or somebody from outside, they're going to have to
pay them what I was making or higher. I mean, that's a big difference."
Mugshots of wanted criminals listed as "Fugitive of the Week." Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a fugitive is encouraged to contact their local authorities. More >>
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