Disabilities

Apparently Fit Reality Star Kicked Off NJ Disability Roles

Working a bit too hard for a permanently disabled cop

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TRENTON – Joe Derrico, the disabled New Jersey cop turned roughhousing repo man on reality TV, took a hard punch Monday from a state pension board.

The board stripped Derrico of his $69,703 a year tax-free disability pension and declared him fit to return to work for the Hamilton Township police.  The action was sparked by an investigative report by New Jersey Watchdog and NBC 4 New York two months ago.

"We had to stop his pension," said Police and Firemen's Retirement System  board member John Sierchio. "Otherwise, this would go on in limbo forever. And he would be collecting a pension, not being disabled and pretty much laughing at everybody."