Firefighter’s Death Spurs Retirements, Hiking Overtime Costs

CINCINNATI, OH – The on-duty death of firefighter Daryl Gordon has spurred more than double the expected number of firefighters to resign in recent months. Gordon died while trying to save lives amid a Madisonville fire on March 26.The retirements are hiking the Cincinnati Fire Department’s already over-budget overtime costs, said Fire Chief Richard Braun on Monday. The department budgeted $1.6 million for overtime this fiscal year, which ends…

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Baltimore County Loses Appeal In Police Retiree Case

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD – An appeals court has rejected a bid by the Baltimore County government to avoid reimbursing hundreds of police retirees who were overcharged for health insurance. The county paid more than $1.7 million in damages and interest to the Fraternal Order of Police this year under a court order. But it continued to appeal the order. In a ruling issued Wednesday, the Maryland Court of Special…

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