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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Lawsuit filed over Mo. State Highway Patrol pay

  • A Missouri State Highway Patrol academy instructor has filed a lawsuit accusing the patrol of violating its pay plan.
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  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri State Highway Patrol academy instructor has filed a lawsuit accusing the patrol of violating its pay plan.
    The Jefferson City News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/QABNcg ) that a lawsuit has been filed in Cole County accusing the Highway Patrol of underpaying some senior officers while overpaying about 70 sergeants and other workers.
    Lt. Eldon Wulf, who filed the lawsuit Thursday, is an academy instructor at the patrol's general headquarters. He worked for the Missouri State Water Patrol before the two law enforcement agencies were merged in 2011. The lawsuit contends Wulf has been underpaid by $132 per check, which amounts to $3,168 over a full year.
    A spokesman for the patrol was not immediately available for comment Friday.

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