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TX City Limits Sick-Time Donations to Officer Fighting Cancer

June 19, 2017  | 

Officer Nicki Stone of the Waco (TX) Police Department is fighting breast cancer. The 34-year-old single mother of two said it feels like the city she risks her life for has turned its back on her and her fellow officers trying to help in her darkest time of need, reports the Waco Tribune-Herald.

Waco, TX, city employees are allowed to accrue sick time over the years, and officers have offered to donate some of their sick time to Officer Stone while she is missing work after a double mastectomy and chemotherapy sessions.

But the city said no, citing a longstanding policy against such practices.

Some of the same officers also have offered to donate their sick time to a Waco police detective who has missed work because his 7-year-old daughter has cancer. The city also said no in that case.

But, Waco City Manager Dale Fisseler disagrees. The city did offer to grant the officers additional sick time, but only after they use up all other time off they earned, Fisseler said.


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Ljiljana Chase @ 6/20/2017 12:36 AM

Please City of Waco, Texas, change your policy!! I am a now medically retired Police Officer who had to forego chemotherapy because I did not have enough time on the books to take off of work. My coworkers offered to donate sick time, but I was denied this opportunity for the same reason...policy. I was told I had to burn all of my time banks before anyone could donate Comp time only, and the others' sick time was off limits. As a result of being my only source of support and not being able to rely on Comp time donations, I had to forego chemotherapy. As a result of that, I am now battling Stage 4 breast cancer. This is a real possibility and threat to Officer Nicki Stone. She is facing the same challenge and taking the same risk that I had to take. I pray she is successful in winning her fight. She has a much better chance with your support than without it. Policy can be changed. This one HAS TO BE CHANGED. Please give Officer Stone the best chance she can possibly get.

B.T. @ 6/21/2017 2:37 AM

Dear City of Waco. Please tell me how this would affect the city financially!
It wouldn't. Accrued sick time donated to another costs the city nothing.
No different than vacation time. If one doesn't use it, and another one does,
how does that effect the city? Your policies are a joke and have absolutely no considerations for your city employee's. I would like to see what happens if a city councilman/woman had the same problem. Hello !!!!

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