Four Maywood firefighters were sent home Tuesday, pending discipline, for refusing to remove American flag decals from their helmets, reports CBS Chicago.
The four refused to comply with an order issued last week by Chief Craig Bronaugh to remove all stickers from their helmets and lockers. The four drew the line when it came to the flag decals.
A representative from Service Employees International Union Local 73, which represents the firefighters, met for an hour with Chief Bronaugh Tuesday afternoon, with the union hoping Chief Bronaugh would modify his order. Instead, he ordered the four sent home immediately, pending disciplinary action.
Union spokesman Adam Rosen said he is “shocked” that an agency of first responders would enforce such an order the week of September 11.
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