Over two hundred thousand dollars a year as a State Police lieutenant? That's crazy. And a lot of it wasn't paid details - it was overtime, because it took place on a Mass. Turnpike Authority road. But that kind of overtime is just as wasted as the paid detail money: paid to a guy sitting in a car reading a newspaper, in the middle of the night, behind traffic barriers, in a closed tunnel.
In a rational society, that money would be spent paying police officers to fight crime, so vigilantes don't have to volunteer.