Erie County Undersheriff to retire in August

Recent overtime will add to pension
Posted at 3:10 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 15:32:17-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — One of Erie County's top law enforcers is set to retire after nearly three decades of service.

Undersheriff Mark Wipperman will step down August 7th.

He has served a number of local agencies over his nearly 30 year career.

The announcement of his retirement comes just days after a report from the county comptroller showed Wipperman made $46,538 in overtime since March through the federal CARES Act because of COVID-19 response.

That's on top of Wipperman's annual salary of $136,288.

The overtime will increase his pension because it is applied toward the three highest years of service.

Chief of administration John Greenan will succeed Wipperman.