Texas Captain Fired For Obama Noose Facebook Photo

A Texas fire captain has been terminated over a Facebook post he made that depicted President Obama with a noose around his neck.

Captain Alfred Decker was fired today from the La Marque Fire Department. The image of President Obama reportedly came from a veteran’s group, but was not Captain Decker’s only problem. He reportedly made a derogatory post about Houston Mayor Annise Parker, and was accused of misconduct associated with the demolition of a building that sustained a fire.

Dave Statter has full coverage of the story.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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