Tupelo Approves Sick Day Donations For Injured Officer

Officer Joseph Maher

(Tupelo, MS) The Tupelo City Council unanimously approved sick day donations for the officer injured in a shooting on December 23rd, according to the City of Tupelo spokesperson.

Tupelo police banded together to make sure fellow officer Joseph Maher gets the time off he needs to recover from the shooting.

They asked the city council to allow them to donate their sick time.

Maher is out of the hospital and recovering at home after being one of two officers shot during a bank robbery last month.

Sgt. Gale Stauffer was shot and killed.

Tupelo’s police chief says the Maher, a five-year veteran, doesn’t have enough sick leave to remain on leave for the time it will take to recover.

Other officers wanted to give Maher some of their sick days.

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