Fla. firefighter promoted despite poor evaluation
Milton Jenkins had his department-issued weapon stolen twice, once by his own son who used it for a home invasion
By Mike Deeson
TAMPA, Florida — Bad evaluations, continued screws ups on the job, and questionable judgment usually mean a ticket to unemployment. However, instead of getting kicked out the door, Milton Jenkins has been kicked upstairs and given a promotion that is critical to citizen safety.
Tampa Fire Chief Thomas Forward said, "I can tell you with respect to this promotion I have the up most confidence in Milton."
Jenkins, who has been the subject of other 10 News investigations, was just promoted to the job of protecting citizens from arsonists.