Osceola deputy fired day after filing to run against sheriff

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. – An Osceola County deputy was fired a day after filing to run against his boss in a 2020 sheriff’s race.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson fired Deputy Marco Lopez last week after he refused to resign. 

In a termination letter, the sheriff cited federal court rulings that say a sheriff can fire a deputy who files to run against him. It’s called lack of loyalty.

Florida law says a law enforcement officer who runs against an incumbent must resign upon qualifying for the ballot. Lopez acknowledged he would need to resign, but says he doesn’t have to until qualification, which is determined in May 2020.

He told  the newspaper his firing was retribution, adding there would be no conflict of interest if he continued to work.


2 thoughts on “Osceola deputy fired day after filing to run against sheriff

  1. So they even get fcked over by their “superiors”
    To respect their perceived authority

    If that don’t tell you how fcked things are
    Your head is too deep in the hole you dug for yourself

    1. Country has gone completely to hell, need to invest in hemp and guns, learn how to gauge wind for that premium swing while eye lids stapled open.

      The rest of the world can watch and learn.

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