At an Aug. 22 demonstration, state troopers protested the layoff of 56 new police recruits by saying they are “unique” among state workers. They displayed a sign indicating that troopers are “24/7” in their duty to respond to emergencies around the clock, while regular state workers are “8 hours/day.”
Those numbers are beyond dispute. But other numbers, contained in state salary and benefits records obtained by The Courant, reveal some pluses to troopers’ jobs that many regular “8 hours/day” state employees lack.
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