Joseph E. Vincent #100
2012 salary: $72,904.00 ($113,287.00 after benefits)
“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:6
Just prior to the conclusion of his family leave in 2001 – due to the pending birth of his child – Vincent left his wife and newborn child at home to go on a five-day hunting trip in Michigan. Before the trip, Vincent informed his supervisors of his plans to use his sick leave. His supervisors did not object. Because Vincent’s supervisors did not object to him using sick leave to go hunting, the FOP defeated the Reynoldsburg Police Department in court.
Say what you will about someone who would leave his wife and child shortly after childbirth to go hunting; kudos to someone willing to thumb his nose at the department.