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Capt. fired for religious emails wants job back

Wash. state Capt. Jon Sprague says he was improperly fired and that his sending emails from his dept. account was protected by his free speech rights

By Nina Culver
Spokesman Review

SPOKANE, Wash. — Former Spokane Valley Fire Department Capt. Jon Sprague tried to convince the department's Civil Service Commission on Monday that he was improperly fired in October.

Sprague was terminated after first being reprimanded and then suspended for two 24-hour shifts without pay for repeatedly sending religious emails from his department email account despite orders to stop. Sprague has argued that sending the emails, which are tied to his Spokane County Christian Firefighter Fellowship group, are a right of free speech.

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Dennis Dornhoffer Dennis Dornhoffer Thursday, January 17, 2013 1:50:33 PM give him back his job Now let's ck the management leaders of the FD and see what they have sent to other sources or fireman or even relatives now the shoe is on the other foot.
Juan Luis Perez Juan Luis Perez Thursday, January 17, 2013 1:54:51 PM I would give him hos job back so what if he sent religious lettersout if you have any heart at all I would give him hos job remembers god has your number too
Jeff Gilley Jeff Gilley Thursday, January 17, 2013 1:57:04 PM It's on our currancy, "IN GOD WE TRUST". He should get his job back!
John Maynard John Maynard Friday, January 18, 2013 4:01:27 PM Why not just shut down his departmental e-mail. The guy may be a jerk, but why lose a good fire fighter with all the time and money invested in him. Clearly, he is trying to stir the pot and will undoubtedly waste local tax payer money in his ill-conceived challenge.
Micah Conner Micah Conner Saturday, January 19, 2013 9:05:27 AM I guess there is no opening for a Chaplin on this department...

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