I got an email today providing an update to a SSCC back in Nov 2011. Earlier this year the men were cleared and the details indicate someone else really deserved the label.
Garrett has always claimed he was fired, along with five other officers who were either terminated or demoted, by then Police Chief Steve Graham for retaliation to a complaint they made against him to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in October 2009.
Garrett got some redemption this week when an arbitrator ruled in his favor, determining he did not lie and “the city did not have just cause to discharge (him).” The retaliation claim, however, was not validated based on the time lapse between the two events.
Ends up the Police Chief was no shining star and some of the men tried to call him on it.
That said, the way to get me to update an incident in the count is NOT to call me a “F–kin’ loser”. Seriously. I won’t repost the whole thread as he apologized at the end, but seriously folks not a way to get me to even pay attention to your email.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.