A police detective in the small town of Warren, Rhode Island has been on sick leave a long time. Talk 22 years long. In 1998 detective Michael Clancey suffered from a staph infection. He was placed on paid sick leave. Under Rhode Island law, he was entitled to full pay and benefits while on sick leave until he went back to work. He never went back to work.
Now he has retired officially, and will receive full retirement benefits. Clancy, 65, blamed the government. “This needs to be corrected on Smith Hill, and should have been years ago. It’s a shame that it wasn’t,” he told reporters.