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Retired Costa Mesa police chief takes No. 2 job at Port of L.A. force
Retired Costa Mesa police chief takes No. 2 job at Port of L.A. force

The deputy police chief for the Port of Los Angeles — whose first day on the job was Monday — will earn more than $350,000 a year by collecting a pension on top of his new salary. Tom Gazsi retired as police chief in Costa Mesa on Sunday and started work for the port police force the next day — meaning he will be collecting an annual pension of more than $185,000 in addition to his $167,000 salary. Gazsi retired from the Costa Mesa Police Department after about 35 years of law enforcement work in Orange County. He started his career in 1979 in Newport Beach and stayed with that department until 2011, when Costa Mesa hired him as chief. That length of service means...

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