Jeremy J. Dear, the same ABQ policeman who killed Mary Hawkes, is our tenth highest-paid city employee?
That’s right. According to the list published in this morning’s Albuquerque Business First, Officer Jeremy J. Dear made $118,641.17 last year. That’s almost $15,000 more than the mayor!
Dear shot Hawkes last April following a chase after the 19-year-old abandoned a stolen truck. She was shot three times. The case received national attention, including this piece from New Hampshire which has additional information regarding Dear and violence.
Speaking of our mayor, two years ago his office gave Jeremy Dear and a couple of other APS officers a “Friday’s Heroes” award for discovering a starving horse and feeding him hay.