Floyd Medical Center EMS Captain Bobb...

Floyd Medical Center EMS Captain Bobby Bates arrested at his home

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Waterloo, Canada

#2 Oct 8, 2010
I think it is very unprofessional that this article was posted in the newspaper for everyone to see. The information given was no ones business but that family's! They are going through enough without people running their mouths about things they know nothing about. It is very distasteful that such details were given. Don't you people think about the innocent victims, the children! If I were the one who approved publication of this article, I would be ashamed of myself! My thoughts and prayers are with this family!

United States

#3 Oct 8, 2010
Really, I think it is fitting. Every single dirty little detail should be published as Bates should never be able to show his face around here again.

Rome, GA

#8 Oct 24, 2010
I see Bud Owens up at Floyd EMS must have a soft spot for ol Bobby. I'm hearing Bobby is still at work for Floyd. How in the world can you justify leaving this dude on staff with all of those felony charges is beyond me.
BBs Friend

United States

#9 Oct 24, 2010
He has been accused, not found guilty yet. A lot of he said, she said on this situation. I'm glad to see they are sticking by Bobby on this. Don't you just love how people on this site are judge, jury and executioner. It's really none of your business what goes on, it is a personal family matter.

Cedartown, GA

#10 Feb 23, 2011
The whole Floyd EMS team needs to cleaned up. Most of the workers married or not, are focused on who they can sleep with next, instead of the people they are paid to serve. Its a big soap opera with "who's bedding who" and most of them have the morals of a snake. The community's talking and its not good.

Dallas, GA

#11 Feb 25, 2011
I agree with you flash I feel sorry for Mrs Bates my heart goes out to her.

Warner Robins, GA

#12 Mar 15, 2011
Policies and rules do not look like they are enforced evenly or without prejudice at that
ambulance service. I understand Bobby Bates is still functioning in his role as shift supervisor while another member of their management received a DUI and was asked to step down. Rumor has it another member of their management used their position to get out of a DUI following a wreck off duty and was also asked to step down. IMO the charges against Mr. Bates are far more serious. Management plaqued with DUI's and domestic violence charges...really? Are these the kind of people you want coming to your aid? Apparently Chatooga County didn't think so. Floyd Medical Center needs to clean up their EMS if Mr. Owens can't do it!
Old Timer

Rome, GA

#13 Mar 16, 2011
You all need to shut the He)) up. This isn't the old EMS that gets embarrassed to the point of hiring a new director because of information released on a local website. Hypothetically, do you think someone who got their job due to pressure from the internet would not take steps to limit their exposure to internet scrutiny? Surely, hypothetically, anyone with common sense would put measures in place to ensure his people couldn't oust him from his job. Generally, public safety officials will protect their friends, no matter of any criminal accusations made against them, and if you don't like it, call the competitors.

Rome, GA

#14 Mar 25, 2011
Old Timer wrote:
and if you don't like it, call the competitors.
Obviously they are, especially in Polk and Chattooga County's and I hear they are running 10-12 out of zone requests in Floyd daily.

Hollywood, FL

#15 May 7, 2011
Floyd med.will do what ever they can do to cover up a mess i bet they would get Scott harper off or someone at central schedule

Hiram, GA

#17 Jun 15, 2011
BBs Friend wrote:
He has been accused, not found guilty yet. A lot of he said, she said on this situation. I'm glad to see they are sticking by Bobby on this. Don't you just love how people on this site are judge, jury and executioner. It's really none of your business what goes on, it is a personal family matter.
now that's old school beat your wife speak....it is a personal family matter. Just wow. It was personal until she got the guts to stand up for herself.now it is what it is.....in the paper . If you do wrong you deserve to have consequences.

Atlanta, GA

#18 Jul 12, 2011
SO has this been dropped or has he been seen in court?
Down the road

Cartersville, GA

#19 Sep 27, 2011
It was supposed to go to court yesterday but not sure of what is going on now. From the discussions I have heard the coward will continue to hide and not own up to what he has done. It will be unfortunate it the Police work and tax payer's money is wasted while he continues to draw a pay check from the same tax payers. I just cannot believe someone is allowed to keep their job as a civil servant under these circumstances. Bobby and his boss should both be given a pink slip.
Shut your MOUTH

Rome, GA

#20 Oct 2, 2011
Bobby Bates will keep his job. He is innocent and should fire you.
Word On The Street

Alpharetta, GA

#21 Jan 12, 2013
Hearing things about this situation, can anyone verify?

Branson, MO

#22 Jan 13, 2013
What are you hearing?

Rome, GA

#23 Jan 15, 2013
He will be in good company. He will probably get a promotion That is the kind that they like there.
Good Grief

Calhoun, GA

#24 Jan 15, 2013
Come on yappers - you are way behind. He dont even work there anymore. Dont think he even lives around here anymore.

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