Fla. fire Lt. resigns after firehouse sex video surfaces

Investigators who worked the case have recommended the installation of surveillance cameras in all city fire stations


CLEARWATER, Fla. — Lt. Stephen Coward's 19 year run with the Clearwater Fire Department ended abruptly last month with his resignation after a graphic cell phone video and sex talk emails surfaced indicating he had been having intimate encounters with women other than his wife inside Clearwater Fire Station 51.

"We began an investigation immediately and tried to figure out what happened," said City Spokesman Rob Shaw.  It wasn't much of a mystery thanks to the video and explicit sex talk in the 40 emails sent to the city by an anonymous source. The video shows Coward engaged in intercourse with a woman inside the bathroom of his dormitory room at the firehouse. He's smiling and holding up a cell phone that is recording that sex act in a mirror.

That video, along with 40 salacious emails involving Coward and another woman were on a flash drive sent to a Clearwater fire chief on August 6th.

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