Missouri Firefighter Caught in Sex-Trafficking Sting At Firehouse While On-Duty

A veteran Missouri firefighter is facing charges for soliciting a prostitute and drug possession following his on-duty arrest as part of a sex trafficking sting. Allan Gacki, 53, was on-duty working for Central County Fire and Rescue on May 16, 2024.

According to KSDK Channel 5, Gacki contacted an undercover St. Charles police officer who he believed to be a sex worker. Gacki suggested they meet at the firehouse to have sex while he was on-duty, and said he would provide Vyvanse, a Schedule II narcotic.

When police arrived at the fire station, Gacki was found to be in possession of Vyvanse and Mylan. He was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of patronizing prostitution and a felony count of attempted delivery of a controlled substance.

Following his arrest, Gacki was terminated from the Central County Fire and Rescue, where he worked for 25 years. Fox2 quoted Central County Fire and Rescue’s Fire Chief John Schneider as saying in a written statement:

  • I was notified by local law enforcement of an incident involving one of our employees.
  • It involves some actions that do not reflect the culture and behavior that we expect of our employees.
  • This gentleman is no longer a member of our department.
  • We feel this should not reflect poorly on the great firefighter paramedics we do have.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 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, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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