Numbers of Memphis police, firefighters calling in sick Sunday both decrease

Numbers of Memphis police, firefighters calling in sick Sunday both decrease

July 13th, 2014 by The Commercial Appeal in Local - Breaking News

The numbers of police and firefighters calling in sick Sunday both decreased, officials said.

On the police side, 321 officers called in sick, down from 348 on Saturday. That represents about 14.5 percent of the department's 2,218 officers.

On the fire side, 60 are out sick, a large drop from the 80 who claimed illness Saturday. That represents about 3.99 percent of the department's 1,501 firefighters.

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