Police calculate cost of Gossett dealership stand-off

Police calculate cost of Gossett dealership stand-off

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - It was a standoff that had a busy Memphis corridor shut down as police surrounded a man threatening to hurt himself for hours.

Last month, Scott Bondzio barricaded himself inside his truck after showing up at the Gossett car dealership on Covington Pike looking for his ex-girlfriend.

Memphis police say they had 84 employees working that incident, including 16 members of the TACT unit.

Two deputy chiefs, a colonel, several lieutenants, sergeants, and 73 police officers responded to the 13-hour standoff.

You can get an idea of how much that cost the department by looking at the average hourly pay for those employees.

Deputy chiefs get $52, colonels get $46, and each officer makes an average of $26 per hour.

The department says it hasn't added up the cost of that single incident, but documents estimate the overtime alone cost $12,000.

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