Recordnet.com: Top cops give in to citywide furlough:
J. Gordon Palmer, Jr.
Stockton City Manager
By David Siders
Record Staff Writer
October 11, 2008 6:00 AM
STOCKTON - Stockton's assistant and deputy police chiefs demanded in a memo to City Manager Gordon Palmer on Wednesday that they be exempted from deficit-reducing furloughs imposed on ranking officials and proposed citywide but reversed their position Friday and said they are willing to participate.
Assistant Police Chief Blair Ulring and Deputy Chiefs Mark Helms, Eric Jones and Tammie Murrell said in the memo that 'the nature of our duties and our type of work are not conducive to the furlough program,' which they said was thrust on them without consent, reducing their wages to about what police captains are paid."