I find it absolutely incredible that Shane Reed was ever voted into office in the first place. The Kern County Fire Fighters UNION payed for a big fancy mail piece that was sent to all the voters that showed the obligatory hero firefighter on the front. Now, I know that the vast majority of our firefighters are heros but they don't seek out acclaim. BUT, Shane Reed did.
Everytime there was a fire that pervert was first on the scene and posting pictures on the Tehachapi news blogs. And, someone, probably one of his made up names, said, "Oh Shane you are our hero." How sickening is that. About the made up names??? This pervert screwup would post a blog. If no one commented he would have one of his made up characters post a comment then he would proceed to have conversations with himself! The editor at the Tehachapi News knew all about his hijinks and trouble making and his lies but she allowed it to continue. Hell, most people in town that grew up with this creep knew how screwed up he was, that he is the town bully who slashes tires, stalks people, tries to intimidate and terrorize them, and didn't do anything to stop him.
What I just don't understand is, and with all due respect to firemen, have we become so stupid as American voters that we would vote for someone simply because he is a fireman??? Particularly when the candidate has been a fireman for 10 years and couldn't pass his tests to advance in rank?
As to Nick Dunn and the leadership at the Kern County Fire Department, they were told that there was a video that Reed made using the "fire kids" he supervised in the summer. If they investigated they didn't take any action because Reed had his UNION protecting him. Wake up people. Where there's smoke there's fire, pun intended.