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 DornhofferThursday, January 17, 2013 1:50:33 PMgive 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 PerezThursday, January 17, 2013 1:54:51 PMI 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 GilleyThursday, January 17, 2013 1:57:04 PMIt's on our currancy, "IN GOD WE TRUST". He should get his job back!
John MaynardFriday, January 18, 2013 4:01:27 PMWhy 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 ConnerSaturday, January 19, 2013 9:05:27 AMI guess there is no opening for a Chaplin on this department...