Tag Archives: police fire wars

County Settles False Arrest Suit By Firefighters

A scuffle between firefighters and county sheriffs at a vehicle accident scene in South Carolina has resulted in a monetary settlement in favor of the firefighters. The incident occurred in Chester County on February 14, 2014 at the scene of a jackknifed tractor-trailer.

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Chicago Police Fire War Case Resurfaces

A Chicago police officer who was involved in an on-duty altercation with a Chicago fire captain in 2011 that resulted in a $1.6 million settlement in favor of the police officer, has filed a new suit claiming he was demoted in retaliation for the first suit.

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Indiana Chief Arrested as Police Fire War Brews

An Indiana fire chief was arrested at the scene of a house fire Tuesday for reportedly pushing a police officer who was breaking windows in an attempt to ventilate the building. The incident occurred in the Town of Cannelton and involved Cannelton Police Officer Ryen Foertsch and Cannelton Fire Chief Christopher Herzog.

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South Carolina Police-Fire Wars Arrest Leads to Wrongful Arrest Suit

Two South Carolina firefighters have filed suit against the local sheriff for false arrest and malicious prosecution following a police-fire wars skirmish last year. Fire Chief Andy Martin of the West Chester Volunteer Fire Department and his brother, firefighter Tommy Martin were arrested following an altercation with Chester County Sheriffs that occurred at the scene of a jackknifed tractor-trailer accident in February, 2014.

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Police Fire Wars in Georgia

There’s been another volley fired in the ongoing Police Fire Wars, this time in Georgia. The fire chief for the City of Rincon was responding to a vehicle accident involving a gasoline tanker on April 10, 2015 when a Port Wentworth Police Department saw him and gave chase.

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Police Fire Wars in Louisiana AGAIN

There’s been another incident involving a police officer arresting a firefighter over a line of duty action, this time in Winnfield, Louisiana because the officer did not like where a fire truck was parked at an incident scene.

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Dash Cam Video of South Carolina Police Fire War

The dash-cam video depicting the altercation between two West Chester firefighters and Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood and his deputies has been released. Recall we discussed the details of the incident last month that resulted in West Chester Fire Chief ...

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More Police Fire Wars – South Carolina

There has been yet another police-fire wars incident, this time in South Carolina, and this time two firefighters ended up in jail. That makes three police-fire war cases in the news in the past 2 weeks!!!! Fire Chief Andy Martin, ...

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Police Fire Wars in New Mexico

Today’s burning question: I responded to a motor vehicle roll-over accident. While attending to a patient I found drugs, cash and a drug pipe in his car. I collected the items and gave them to a police officer, who instead ...

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