As a part-time police officer in Rankin, C.L. Gunter makes a little more than $9 an hour — pretty much the standard wage in the cash-strapped towns of the Mon Valley.
They put their lives on the line for their towns every day and night, but police officers in the Mon Valley can’t make a living wage.
To Rankin police officer Rich Adams, police work is not just a job – it’s a vocation. That’s why he’s willing to work part-time and patrol these streets for $9.05 an hour.