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Police Detectives Investigating 3 Brooksville Firefighters

Police Detectives Investigating 3 Brooksville Firefighters

Just over two weeks ago, we reported on the firing of Hillary R. Sanford whom many referred to as “The face of the Brooksville Fire Department.” The firing was controversial and many in the community spoke out in support of Sanford hoping that she would win her appeal to get her job back.

Friday, Sanford learned that the appeal and review by City Manager Jennene Norman-Vacha was denied. Sanford will not be getting her job back any time soon. While there are legal procedures she can still pursue, those will take time.

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Hot on the heels of the news about Sanford, we learned that three more firefighters have been singled out by the new Fire Chief, David Freda.

According to a City Official who wished to remain anonymous, Chief Freda and Brooksville Police Detective Lieutenant Messer called each firefighter into an office and pressured them to sign a non-disclosure statement (gag order) concerning an investigation into wrongdoing by the firefighters. All three signed the statement.

We aren’t sure what the investigation entails as of this writing and we haven’t been able to confirm the firefighter’s identities yet. But, word of the investigation is spreading like wildfire through the community.

Should these firefighters lose their jobs also, Freda will have fired nearly 24% of his work force over the course of a few months.

 

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Samuel M. McCall attended Auburn University and has an MBA in Accounting. He currently lives near Tampa, Florida with his wife. They are fans of the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Bay Lightning. And, during football season you'll hear Sam yelling "War Eagle" around the house on Saturdays which sometimes startles the two Rotti's, Ruger and Lyric. Sam's favorite read, "To Kill A Mockingbird." Favorite movie, "Unforgiven." You can follow Sam on Twitter @Dixiehighways

4 Comments

  1. I guarantee they were all in the union and he wrote them up on petty B.S. How much more b.s. must go on till this idiot Freda is gone. The city manager is just as stupid for allowing this to go on. WAKE city officials!!! You guys already have a lawsuit going on against the city. I’m sure it won’t be long till you have others because of this idiot you call a fire chief and the bimbo you call a city manager. Wake up!!!!

  2. Old news is old news (news story link) and it would appear the old news has been corrected. It appears that the new situation(s) are ongoing, so I would wonder what “city official” dimed out the information. If it is an ongoing investigation speaking to the media would not be covered under first amendment protection if you spoke as a “city official” and did not have authorization to do so. And….if you did have that authorization, they why would it be necessary to remain anonymous? There are two or three or more sides to this story, depending on how many people are involved and the “city official” and the reporter of this original story as well as the writer of the attached article seem to have axes to grind. You will not get the entire story until whatever investigation is complete. Not sure how an investigation works in this arena, but in my sector people are notified of an investigation and the form they sign instructs them not to discuss it with other parties. Not sure that is to be labeled a gag order, rather it is an attempt by the employer to get a consistent story without anyone comparing notes to cover for each other. Lastly, MO33 seems to also have an axe to grind.

  3. and also it would seem that MO33 violates the “comment rules” with the name calling.

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