Missouri Firefighters Suspended for Political Involvement

Five University City (MO) firefighters were suspended without pay for the next three months for posing for photos with political candidates, which is forbidden by law.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/QMdRJz) reported that a sixth firefighter involved in the case may also face suspension.

Photo May Cost Six Missouri Firefighters Their Jobs

City Manager Lehman Walker told the firefighters after the April 8 municipal elections that they were being investigated. Though the firefighters can keep their jobs, they were angry about the suspensions.

The firefighters apparently appeared in uniform alongside the candidates in campaign literature.

Read more at http://bit.ly/QMdRJz.

For more on discipline in the fire service, consider THE PURPOSE OF DISCIPLINE , PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE , and A SUPERVISOR’S GUIDE TO PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE , PART 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

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