Ga. firefighter suspended for video of dead woman

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GRIFFIN, Ga. — A Georgia county has suspended a firefighter for using his personal cell phone to take gruesome video of a woman killed in an SUV crash that was later received by the dead woman's parents.

Spalding County officials said in a statement that the firefighter has been placed on "investigatory suspension" while an outside firm determines whether any laws or internal policies were broken.

The firefighter, who was not identified, took a video of the injuries suffered by 23-year-old Dayna Kempson-Schacht, who died July 17 when her car crashed into trees. She died instantly.

The video spread after the firefighter shared it with his co-workers and others outside the department.

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tabbit
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tabbit 10/21/10 - 11:55 am
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people are so SICK now a

people are so SICK now a days

Sharky
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Sharky 10/21/10 - 12:01 pm
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Glad that was the

Glad that was the outcome.....this story was VERY disturbing to me. I hope he never loses a loved one in a car accident....it is hell....pure hell.

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getalife 10/21/10 - 12:19 pm
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The lost of a loved one in a

The lost of a loved one in a wreck is devastating. This firefighter is insensitive and a total JERK. I hope they find some law that he has broken. I would think it would be part of law enforcement and firefighters code of ethics and their oath to serve the public. I hope he is fired and goes to jail for his actions.

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Rolling Eyes 10/21/10 - 03:26 pm
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A firefighter must be able to

A firefighter must be able to quickly make critical life saving decisions/judgments. The ability shows itself in other aspects of their lives. This firefighter showed very poor judgment which makes me doubtful about his making proper choices in the future. I for one, would hate to have to be in a position where my life lay in his questionable hands.

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curly123053 10/21/10 - 06:03 pm
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As an EMT for 22 yrs who

As an EMT for 22 yrs who worked on ambulances,and a member of a volunteer FD for 15 yrs I find this firefighter's actions indefensible. I still feel like he may have violated the federal HIPPA regulations, as EMS and 1st responders are charged with protecting the privacy of their patients and victims. I hope this man is never allowed to function as a firefighter or 1st responder again. He is a total disgrace to the profession!

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