I got some additional figures from the city this week.
First, average retirement ages:
Police officer — Age 52
Firefighter — Age 55
Also, since 2005, 80 public safety employees have retired from the city. Of those, 26 retired on disability. That’s 32.5 percent.
I’ve asked other cities to provide me with similar stats to add some context. But, at least compared with San Jose, Fremont’s disability rate is quite low. Two-thirds of San Jose firefighters and one-third of police officers retire on disability.