One Palmer police officer earned over $100,000 with salary and overtime in 2012.
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Eight members of the Palmer Township Police Department fill out the township's Top 10 highest wage earners.
The news didn't come as any surprise to Palmer Township Police Chief Larry Palmer. Eight members of his police force were among the township's Top 10 highest paid employees and the chief wasn't even on the list because he started his job during 2012. "No not at all," Chief Palmer said. "That is about par for the course in most municipalities. Is it usually police -- and fire if there is a paid fire department." Leading the Top 10 was Sgt. Timothy Ruoff, who earned $109,640. Just short of six figures was Det. Lereneo Faasuamalie, who made $98,373. Breaking through the police ranks was Township Manager Christopher Christman, who came in third for 2012, earning $96,900. Sgt. Michael Nelson finished fourth with $92,634 earned. And Public …