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Police, fire workers are among Boston’s top earners

Police and Fire Department employees ranked among seven of the 10 best-paid city workers in Boston, earning substantially more than Mayor Thomas M. Menino, payroll records ­released Tuesday show.

Andrew O’Halloran, a chief of field services for the Fire Depart­ment, made $280,120. Boston police Lieutenant Luis A. Cruz was the highest paid ­officer, at $266,971. Police officers, who occupied six of the 10 top slots, can greatly supplement their base pay with overtime, details and Quinn bill money, which comes from a 1970s law that provides incentive pay for earning college ­degrees.

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