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Firefighter arrested, cop injured in scuffle

There are 44 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Jan 14, 2010, titled Firefighter arrested, cop injured in scuffle. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

A city firefighter was arrested and a police officer injured during a scuffle at the Village Smokehouse late Saturday night.

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MVC18

Nashua, NH

#1 Jan 14, 2010
I was there that night. This firefighter was looking for trouble all night. It was good to see that the managers called the police cause he was going to do something stupid. I dont understand why the other guy got charged with the same thing the firefighter did he did not resist arrest at all. He was arrested and out the door within a minute. It took the police 3 to 4 minutes just to get the cuffs on the firefighter. He was resisting arrest. The other guy is getting screwed but he is not a firefighter or isn't a relative to a politician in Lowell so what does it matter.
Sully

Boston, MA

#2 Jan 14, 2010
A fireman that believes he is above the law and drink to excess, how odd?
Just wondering

Lowell, MA

#3 Jan 14, 2010
Therefore, you think the firefighter got preferential treatment by just locking him up. What did you want them to do shoot him?
Knows Better

Boxford, MA

#6 Jan 14, 2010
This is bull. Two guys get in a bar fight and it becomes news? Big deal.
Tony

North Vernon, IN

#7 Jan 14, 2010
Just like that druggie fireman kid from Quincy. He was coked up and drunk and started messing with the wrong guy. The guy stopped his car and leveled the guys karma out.( I think Charles manson said that about why they killed all those people, to level out their karma). But anyway, I think these guys think they are above the law, because the cops watch their butts. Maybe if someone had opened up his head with a beer bottle he might have smartened up, but who knows.

Since: Dec 09

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#8 Jan 14, 2010
I agree with you,Tony
Tony

United States

#9 Jan 15, 2010
Well, don't misconstrue my post as advocating these acts. I am pointing out that people get what they deserve in many cases. The good old boy network of police and firemen is well known. There have been many cases of these guys going ape out in public, and their peers covering up the crime, and cleaning up the loose ends. These guys all work out and are strong men. The idea of them running amok in the streets seems to be the norm these days. They should smarten up and fly right. There is no need of them flexing their muscles in bars and on the street. We don't need more bullies.
Disgusted

Tewksbury, MA

#10 Jan 15, 2010
If this guy dragged you, or one of your family, from a burning building you'd be blowing kisses up his back side. Instead, he is obviously OVERSERVED, gets drunk and he acts up. He embarrassed himself and the department. If he wasn't a firefighter this story would never have made the paper. But it did, and it gives some of you model citizens a chance to take a swipe from behind your keyboard. Get a life!!!
Amused

Newton Center, MA

#11 Jan 15, 2010
How does the fact that he is employed as a firefighter contribute to the story. Where his paycheck comes from has no relevance to the report about how he allegedly behaved, unless he was on-duty at the time. I'm sure the police arrested a number of knuckleheads that night for equally stupid acts. Why aren't their occupations reported?
Local

Northborough, MA

#12 Jan 15, 2010
Amused wrote:
How does the fact that he is employed as a firefighter contribute to the story. Where his paycheck comes from has no relevance to the report about how he allegedly behaved, unless he was on-duty at the time. I'm sure the police arrested a number of knuckleheads that night for equally stupid acts. Why aren't their occupations reported?
Guess his occupation is mentioned to show how well he represents his employer and the people who pay his salary.
Tony

New Orleans, LA

#13 Jan 15, 2010
Amused wrote:
How does the fact that he is employed as a firefighter contribute to the story. Where his paycheck comes from has no relevance to the report about how he allegedly behaved, unless he was on-duty at the time. I'm sure the police arrested a number of knuckleheads that night for equally stupid acts. Why aren't their occupations reported?
Looks like the person who wrote the article felt it was pertinent information, as he is a public employee, and not employeed in the private sector. These people are always held to a higher standard. Like the firefighter from Boston who got caught growing a house full of marijuana, in his second house, in Maine. He made front page headlines last fall when he got caught. There is nothing strange about the way this article was written.
Tony

New Orleans, LA

#14 Jan 15, 2010
Disgusted wrote:
If this guy dragged you, or one of your family, from a burning building you'd be blowing kisses up his back side. Instead, he is obviously OVERSERVED, gets drunk and he acts up. He embarrassed himself and the department. If he wasn't a firefighter this story would never have made the paper. But it did, and it gives some of you model citizens a chance to take a swipe from behind your keyboard. Get a life!!!
No, the fact is that the truth hurts. What bartender is going to shut off a fireman or a cop at a bar? The answer is no bartender would do so. And you know damn right well that's how it works.
Tony

New Orleans, LA

#15 Jan 15, 2010
Anyone can pretend that these guys are heros, and in some cases this may be true, but everyone knows the racket that these guys have. It has been on the news about the pension controversy of filling in for supiors and getting injured on the job at the higher rate, and the weight lifter/ bodybuilder who went out on medical disability but could still lift weights. Don't play the hero game. Personally, the more power to them, I would like to take a piece of that action too. it's good to see someone get a good shake. but the idea that these guys are lilly white is very far fetched. I like cops and firemen, but I know how things work also.
Disgusted

Tewksbury, MA

#17 Jan 15, 2010
Tony wrote:
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No, the fact is that the truth hurts. What bartender is going to shut off a fireman or a cop at a bar? The answer is no bartender would do so. And you know damn right well that's how it works.
Judging by the amount of swipes your taking at Fire and Police, it seems that you have quite an "axe to grind". The answer to your question would be, a bartender that is doing his or her job.
Real News

Burlington, MA

#19 Jan 15, 2010
How about that poor Rutland girl missing in Haiti?
Tony

Deputy, IN

#20 Jan 15, 2010
You have it all wrong. As I wrote in the last post, I like firemen and policemen. They are trying to do a job that leaves alot to be desired. The fact remains that they have been given some bad press lately. These professions do not need more loose cannons making them look bad. I do not frequent bars. They are trouble waiting to happen. It's funny, critisism has many faces, but it is sometimes used to show weaknesses that can be corrected. The press will always jump on the bandwagon when it can stir up dirt on people. As far as what I do for a living, and how much time I have on my hands, well that's my business. You are very far from being correct. Relax and watch the games this weekend, and enjoy MLK Day on Monday.
Knows Better

Boxford, MA

#21 Jan 15, 2010
It doesn't make any difference what occupation the guy has. Two guys in a bar fight is not news for Lowell.
CharlieMooreFan

Littleton, MA

#22 Jan 15, 2010
I was there that night. I am in disbelief that the other guy got arrested nevermind charged with the same charges as the firefighter. Thank goodness the management called the police when they did. The good looking doormen tried to calm this Donad Gouyette down but he refused and began screaming at everyone in sight. The firefighter ran into the patron and tried to strike a guy on the way out. And how in the world was the other person avoiding arrest? The wheelbarrel boy of a firefighter was tazed three times and it took fifteen minutes to get his hands behind his back only after his friend begged him to stop resisting. The other guy involved in the arrest was probaby bailed out of the station by the time this chucklehead finally was carried out of the bar. Not long before this turns into all the charges being dropped on the firefighter and the other guy being stuck with everything.
Team Chandler

Littleton, MA

#23 Jan 15, 2010
This guy reminded me of the episode in friends when Ross went crazy from peope taking advantage of him and he had to take pills to calm himself down. I wish that peckerhead that night had taken his Ross pills. Could I BE wearing anymore clothes?
Barnstable

Chelmsford, MA

#25 Jan 16, 2010
THE FIREFIGHTER

Here is a man, whom you seldom see, and you say that he's lazy, as lazy as can be, you think he does nothing, but sit on his tail, and loaf in the station, whle reading his mail. He's always asleep, or eating it seems, or living it up, in his wildest dreams. He watches the TV, both night and day, while you work so hard to earn your pay. You think it's not fair, this should not be, he should get out and work, like you and me. You pay your taxes, in his pocket it goes, with a minimum of effort his bank account grows. And thats the whole story, as far as you know; but here are some facts, that I'd like to show: he has a family, like you and I, that he seldom sees, for he's either on duty or on standby. He stands for his watch, four hours in all, on his very next fire, he was due to fall, though he didn't know it, as the alarm bell rang, he was heading for death, as the angels sang. He arrived on the scene an apartment ablaze and he acted so fast his speed did amaze. All of those present were frozen with terror, but for him there was no margin for error. A child was trapped in the building so high as he raced up the stairs he could hear her cry, please help me mister I'm afraid of the fire. He grabbed her and held her but was beginning to tire. He got down the steps and for the exit he ran, he just had to make it he was that kind of man. But the Lord was calling, his voice he could hear, the child was saved but his burns were severe. As he lay there in pain, the child still in his clutch, he thought of the past, he was never too much, just a lazy fireman but he gave all he could give, yes he gave up his life so a small child could live.

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