Eight of the top 10 wage earners in the city of Boston last year were police officers, many of whom more than doubled their six-figure base salaries with extra pay for overtime and detail work at roadside construction sites, according to payroll records released yesterday by the city. The eight highest-paid police officers all took home more than $230,000 while their boss, Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis, made $177,549.85, and his boss, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, earned $175,000.
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