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Arbitrator Upholds Termination of Florida Firefighter For Gang Affiliation

The termination of a Florida firefighter for violating a gang affiliation prohibition has been upheld by an arbitrator. Clinton Neal Walker was fired by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue in January 2018. He was the first county employee to be charged with violating a new ordinance that prohibits employees from being affiliated with a criminal organization.

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Florida Firefighter Charged After Son Dies In Overheated Truck

A Florida firefighter is facing manslaughter charges after he forgot his son in his pickup truck and the child died of heat stroke. Hillsborough County firefighter Troy Whitaker thought he had dropped off his 23-month old son Lawson at day care last Friday morning, and went home to study for promotion.

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