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Public Employees Who Earned the Most in 2011

These were the 10 most highly paid employees in Milford last year.

Editor's Note: The following town employees earned the most in 2011, according to the annual town report. The dollar figures are gross employee wages. Dollar amounts include salaries, overtime and, for the police officers noted, detail pay. The detail pay is paid by the town, which is then reimbursed by private vendors who hire the police. Specific detail amounts for each officer, the monies not paid by taxpayers, are noted below, and were provided by the Milford Treasurer.

Top Paid Town Employees

John A. Sanchioni, Milford Police sergeant, $150,901.71 *

Peter J. Rizoli, Milford Police sergeant, $148,597.58 *

Allen W. Bertulli, Milford Police sergeant, $143,885.39 *

Robert A. Tremblay, Milford schools superintendent, $137,161.99

Thomas J. O’Loughlin, Milford Police chief, $134,375.48

James Falvey Jr., Milford Police lieutenant, $133,769.92 *

David F. Falvey, Milford Police officer, $133,271.30 *

James C. Heron, Milford Deputy Police chief, $131,646.74 *

Gerald Moody, Milford town counsel, $127,572.25

William J. Touhey, Jr., Milford deputy fire chief, $125,453.26

* Detail pay reimbursed by vendors: Sanchioni: $33,947.31; Rizoli: $33,306.14; Bertulli: $29,582.99; David Falvey: $45,239.53; James Falvey: $22,866.78; Heron: $19,826.29.

Reasonable Man May 17, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Thank you for including the disclaimer. :-)*
Milford Senior Man May 17, 2012 at 01:12 PM
I never knew Milford cops made this much. I guess law enforcement does pay.
milfordman May 17, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Gotta love those details. It's amazing that every other state seems to manage quite nicely with "flag men/flag women." Hmmmm.
Mark Cain May 17, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Well........there's your problem!
milfordian May 17, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Thanks for the post. The next time you go write that real estate tax check remember where you hard earned money is going. The Milford police force should be cut in half as should there salaries. Detail work should be privatized! Keep in mind that detail work for public road work is paid by tax payers. The road work currently being done on rt. 16 is useless and just a way for the government keep construction workers employed and waste many hundred's of thousands of dollars in detail work.
milfordmom May 17, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Are you kidding me Milfordian? These salary figures come from working 80 hours a week - I highly doubt you work anywhere near that amount of hours. I know executives that make double/triple that amount of money working 40 hours a week in cushy air-conditioned offices. The police sacrifice their lives for the people in this town...apparently you have no idea what really goes on in Milford. Do us a favor and keep your negative comments to your self - you have no idea what their job consists of.
Tracy May 17, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Sounds like milfordmom is a cops wife
John Donovan May 17, 2012 at 04:15 PM
I agree with Milfordmom...good for them for working hard to earn their money.
arturofuente78 May 17, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Tracy, you sound like snob. Do you earn your money or do you milk your EBT card? I'd guess the latter of the two.
Plainjane2u May 17, 2012 at 05:46 PM
@ Tracy - IF MilfordMom is a cop's wife then she knows what she is talking about.. she would know her husband puts himself in harms way every time he puts on the uniform - for the sake of the rest of us! I think they should be paid more!!!!
UglyHat May 17, 2012 at 06:26 PM
I think these base salaries are fair and in-line with what I would expect. But I’ll bet there are a lot of unemployed/underemployed people out there that could use the $20-50k in detail pay. I respect what cops do in their day-to-day jobs. It’s important work, it’s dangerous and they should be paid well for it. I cannot say the same for standing on the side of the road watching cars go by.
Tracy May 17, 2012 at 06:40 PM
arturofuente78 - no I don't earn my money my cop husband earns enough for both of us!!
Mary MacDonald (Editor) May 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Mark, post your comments without the name calling.
Ed Bertorelli May 18, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Question- would any of the bloggers want to do a policeman's job? dealing with real bad/evil actors who injure people and abuse children in awful ways,dealing with endless domestic dispute calls and in Milford to see/deal with whole groups of people who flaunt the law every day by being here illegally. Just read the Patch's police calls and you can see how Milford has changed and not for the better. We take police and fire protection for granted till we need them.

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