Officials said Terrence Reid in Spalding County, central Georgia, was notified Thursday he was being fired.
Authorities said Reid took graphic footage of Dayna Kempson-Schacht, 23, from the SUV crash into trees July 17. Officials say the video was texted by a firefighter to others and eventually forwarded to the parents by an acquaintance.
The county said Reid was being fired for giving misleading or false statements to investigators and for conduct unbecoming of a public employee.
Reid's attorney, M. Michael Kendall, did not immediately return a phone message to The Associated Press.
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Now; the rest of the fire departments needs cell phone video/photos policies that will greatly reduce the likelihood that this type of incident can happen again.
This is just so egregious.
This is the only justifiable recourse. Anything less would have added insult to injury.
I am with you Art. Even though our department already has a policy, I am pushing to make it even more rigid, not only for cell phones and video-graphic images, but stronger concerning what may be posted to social media sites as well.
Unfortunately Chief, no matter what SOP/SOG's we put in place, there is always going to be "that one Jacka$$" that's going to pull this foolish BS. SOP/SOG's aside we have to police ourselves,the next time someone pulls a cellphone or camera out on the scene remind them that's someones family member and use alittle commonsense and compassion. I still don't see how they have the time to shoot pics, I'm usually up to my eyes with PT care or traffic/crowd control.