What's going on out at Fort Chaffee?

What's going on out at Fort Chaffee?

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Yikes

United States

#1 Mar 11, 2010
"The fire chief, police chief and a police captain at Fort Chaffee have been terminated and a fourth employee suspended, a spokesman for the Arkansas National Guard said on Wednesday.

Fire Chief David Green, Police Chief Todd Bolton and Police Capt. Barry Kirkpatrick were terminated Friday, said Capt. Heath Allen, public affairs officer for the Arkansas National Guard." - From the SW Times Record

What's going on out at Fort Chaffee?
90 bells

United States

#2 Mar 11, 2010
Several employees who are lets say less than steller examples of firefighters and police got together and wrote complaints based on less than facts and sent it to the big bosses in Little Rock...who are afraid of bad publicity and controversy.
friendly

New Albany, IN

#3 Mar 13, 2010
i have a hard time believing that hearing results, that were based on "hearsay and less than facts" would result in the termination of three and suspension of one out of 8 or 10 public servents was just to please public opinion. some times it is as bad as it sounds.
SGT Dummy

United States

#4 Mar 13, 2010
friendly wrote:
i have a hard time believing that hearing results, that were based on "hearsay and less than facts" would result in the termination of three and suspension of one out of 8 or 10 public servents was just to please public opinion. some times it is as bad as it sounds.
Do you work there? 8-10 public servants? lets see.... the folks that are still there at least two of them went to the fire academy twice... couldn't pass the firefighter 2 test on the first try... weren't strong enough to complete the required tests.... some are afraid to do smoke house training.... one can barely speak a complete sentence on the radio and be understood....i can go on. The big bosses did what they thought would be the easiest, get rid of the perceived problems and the whole place will fade away, right then you have an incompetent department with no leadership.... Way to go guys, you had the easiest job in the state, and got paid a good salary to be firefighters and cops, i hope your ready for the scrutiny you have brought on yourselves, and the department.
POLICE MAN

Greenbrier, AR

#5 Mar 14, 2010
Looks like a bunch of miss informed people talking about something they know nothing about. If you want some insite into some of the crap that the leaders of the Fort Chaffee PSD were into look at yesterdays paper. That will give you just a small look at the actions of the leaders of that department. They not only need to be terminated they need to be in Jail! How can the departmant live up the standards of a police officer or fire fighter when the leaders have no ethics. Who ever said they were fired based on rumers has no idea how hard it is to get fired from a state job. Let me tell you they had grounds for termination. They were not terminated on rumers and they better hope the state does not bring criminal charges against them. When equipment is being repaired at Bolton Auto and Free paint jobs for Midland fire dept are going on, we won't even talk about the hostile work enviroment. Before you start talking about things you no nothing about you need to do a little reasearch.
POLICE MAN

Greenbrier, AR

#6 Mar 14, 2010
90 bells wrote:
Several employees who are lets say less than steller examples of firefighters and police got together and wrote complaints based on less than facts and sent it to the big bosses in Little Rock...who are afraid of bad publicity and controversy.
You have no idea what you are talking about. Do you read the paper? Check out yesterdays! I guess the police report is a lie and a rumor. I bet the 16 year old girls dad would disagree! Do you have a daughter would you like the Fire Chief of a respected dept harass her?
POLICE MAN

Greenbrier, AR

#7 Mar 14, 2010
friendly wrote:
i have a hard time believing that hearing results, that were based on "hearsay and less than facts" would result in the termination of three and suspension of one out of 8 or 10 public servents was just to please public opinion. some times it is as bad as it sounds.
You are right on!!!!! The facts are there you dont fire a police chief and a fire chief because someone said they are a bad person! The state had enough to terminate several outher people as well. The person that got suspended should be very thankful that she got to keep her job! Although with out her boyfriend to protect her out there I am sure she will be gone before to long!
POLICE MAN

Greenbrier, AR

#8 Mar 14, 2010
Yikes wrote:
"The fire chief, police chief and a police captain at Fort Chaffee have been terminated and a fourth employee suspended, a spokesman for the Arkansas National Guard said on Wednesday.
Fire Chief David Green, Police Chief Todd Bolton and Police Capt. Barry Kirkpatrick were terminated Friday, said Capt. Heath Allen, public affairs officer for the Arkansas National Guard." - From the SW Times Record
What's going on out at Fort Chaffee?
All I can tell you is this is long overdue! Wow what a job be certified in Police and Fire! Be the Chief over a dept like that would be the best job in the state. They need a leader out there not some women chaising men with no ethics, these guys need a job where their wifes and girlfried can keep a closer watch on them!!!!
Midland Fire Dept

Clarksville, AR

#9 Mar 14, 2010
Police Man, I would like to talk to and see your proof of what you wrote about Midland Fire Dept. I know for a fact no free paint job was done and I can prove it. Were is your proof before you make comments!
Proof

Fort Smith, AR

#10 Mar 14, 2010
Police man....Cynthia is this you? Show me the proof. I read the paper, i know the father of the girl, and guess what....it was investigated and found not to be a violation of any law. If it was wouldn't the Barlimg PD have filed charges or the state? Hmmm again give us hard examples of what wrong was done. The repair of equipmet was done at the closest reapair shop, not because it was family bit because they accept GSA vehicles. So police man what were the unethical violations? Please infom us.
POLICE OFFICER

Greenbrier, AR

#11 Mar 14, 2010
Proof wrote:
Police man....Cynthia is this you? Show me the proof. I read the paper, i know the father of the girl, and guess what....it was investigated and found not to be a violation of any law. If it was wouldn't the Barlimg PD have filed charges or the state? Hmmm again give us hard examples of what wrong was done. The repair of equipmet was done at the closest reapair shop, not because it was family bit because they accept GSA vehicles. So police man what were the unethical violations? Please infom us.
Not sure who Cynthia is. Is that the girl that got suspended. I must apologize for some of my comments! I am hearing all this from a military buddy of mine in Fort Smith. I really get upset when I here all the stuff that is going on out there. I am a Police Officer in MS and was stationed at Fort Chaffee and I am greatly offended by what I have heard and read. To think a Police Officer who is supposed to be trusted by the community could do something like this! I have heard many stories about this guy and it just makes me sick. If I found out one of my officers was doing something like this he would be removed and jailed. I have been doing this long time and I can tell you that this report was filed for a reasion, there may not have been any laws broken but this kind of activity is very unethical for a police or fireman. Would you agree!!!
POLICE OFFICER

Greenbrier, AR

#12 Mar 14, 2010
Midland Fire Dept wrote:
Police Man, I would like to talk to and see your proof of what you wrote about Midland Fire Dept. I know for a fact no free paint job was done and I can prove it. Were is your proof before you make comments!
Sorry if I have offended you! That was not my intention. I am a police officer in MS and was stationed at Chaffee. Some of the stories I have heard makes me sick! To have such an awsome job and do the things I have heard. Again did not mean to affend anyone from the dept. I have the utmost respect for people who do a job like fighting fire and dont ask for anything in return. However I do have a problem with people in a responsable charge position as myself abusing their position!
POLICE OFFICER

Greenbrier, AR

#13 Mar 14, 2010
Proof wrote:
Police man....Cynthia is this you? Show me the proof. I read the paper, i know the father of the girl, and guess what....it was investigated and found not to be a violation of any law. If it was wouldn't the Barlimg PD have filed charges or the state? Hmmm again give us hard examples of what wrong was done. The repair of equipmet was done at the closest reapair shop, not because it was family bit because they accept GSA vehicles. So police man what were the unethical violations? Please infom us.
Just had a thought I need to share then I will get off this post. I have two girls one 14 and one 16. I can tell you as a father I would not care if he broke any of mans laws. It just makes me sick! Do you have any girls? How would you feel if some guy who you think you can trust ( a police officer) comes up and does this to one of your kids? What would you do my friend! Well the police can't find where he broke any laws so it must me ok?? Personaly, I hope the Arkansas Commission removes his certifacation!(ethics you wonder)
insider

Perris, CA

#14 Mar 14, 2010
jmo, the Chaffee Police Department along with the Barling Police Department are losers.

Hell the Chief of Barling, Tracy Powell, is having an affair on his wife while she is fighting for her life with cancer. His head has grown to an enormous size since promoted to chief. I have known him for a long time and he was a good cop.

Tracy is friends with Todd and there has been some illegal stuff going on with both of them.

Give some guys power and they turn into the worst people ever.
friendly

United States

#15 Mar 14, 2010
Who let the people that went to the fire academy, twice, keep their jobs. The people that were fired,never blame the worker, if they don't succeed. thats the first thing you learn in any supervisory class, if rhey learned that then maybe they just suck as a leaders and maybe that's why they were fired. Maybe that's why they went through twice.
Johnny Del Rio

Roland, OK

#16 Mar 18, 2010
90 bells wrote:
Several employees who are lets say less than steller examples of firefighters and police got together and wrote complaints based on less than facts and sent it to the big bosses in Little Rock...who are afraid of bad publicity and controversy.
What are you talking about 90 bells, everybody knows there is an officer currently working at Fort Chaffee that was terminated from the Sebastian County Sheriff's Department for BEATING HIS WIFE.
Johnny Del Rio

Roland, OK

#17 Mar 18, 2010
What are you talking about 90 bells, there is a police officer working at Fort Chaffee that was terminated from the Sebastian County Sheriff's Department for BEATING HIS WIFE!
Someone who knows

AOL

#18 Mar 19, 2010
It seems to me that alot of people(Proof, Jonny Del Rio) know what has gone on at Fort Chaffee, this makes me wonder just who these people are ? Are they state employees out for revenge or is it something else ? Well it happened and that is that, there is nothing that can be done about it, so why not drop it and go on with your life.
sgt dummy

United States

#19 Mar 19, 2010
Johnny you sound like maybe you were passed over for promotion...was the officer you speak of charged with a crime? because last i check if you have been convicted of a crime of domestic battery it would keep you from carrying a gun, and your state certification would be revoked. as for what the last poster said, why should we go on with our lives when its so fun to see what gets stirred up when you point out the shortcoming of the same people that like to ruin folks. i mean hey, it must be rough to sit and watch people better qualified and better educated, and with tons more experience get hired, promoted and given the trust of the same people you want fired. the situation at Chaffee was plain jealously, bitterness, and one officers feeling she knows and can handle herself when she cant....sgt can't make a decision knows what i mean.
Some One Who Knows

AOL

#20 Mar 19, 2010
It seems that Sgt.Dummy enjoys stirring up the pot, so to speak. Instead of letting what has happened die out, this includes Proof and Johnny Del Rio. What happened at Fort Chaffee was sad but it is over, NOW!!! So everyone let it go and find something else .

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