By Mike McPhate, includes "In 2015, five San Jose police officers each made more than $400,000. A payroll error? In fact, they earned every penny by the book. Hefty compensation, it turns out - including regular pay, overtime and benefits - is not unusual for public safety employees in California. "It is routine now for firefighters to be up over $200,000, $300,000," said Mark Bucher, chief executive officer of the California Policy Center, a public policy think tank. ..."