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Top wage earners for the city in 2012

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Information provided to Toledo News Now by the City of Toledo reveals that nine of the top 10 wage earners for the city in 2012 were public safety workers who logged plenty of overtime to boost their pay above their base salaries.

The person topping the list didn't do much work for the city last year. Peg Wallace retired as Human Resources Director, but she earned more than $185,000, mostly through a severance package which included unused vacation and sick time.

The next three, Randall Pepitone, Norman Giesige, Jr. and Albert Papenfus, all with Toledo Police, either doubled or nearly doubled their base salary through overtime and police bonuses.

"These command officers have extra responsibility," said Deputy Mayor Shirley Green. "They're in command of a group of people who, under their direction, have to perform various activities throughout the city. One of these officers runs our SWAT unit. We have a crime suppression unit that's led by one of the officers on the list."

At number five on the list, fireman James Dandar also received a severance package to take home $140,000 last year. Police Chief Derrick Diggs came in at number six, as he cashed out some deferred overtime to raise his total pay in 2012 to more than $138,000.

Rounding out the top 10 were fire command officers Thomas Jaksetic, Kenneth Gehring, Richard Syroka and David Hitt, all topping $130,000.

Click here for a detailed list of the top 10 earners for the City of Toledo in 2012.

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