Stories tagged: Jon Sprague
UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Fired Spokane Valley firefighter’s religious email case will be heard by State Supreme Court
A Spokane Valley firefighter trying to get his job back since he was fired in 2012 will argue his case against the Spokane Valley Fire Department before the Washington State …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 5:52 p.m.
Firing of Spokane Valley firefighter upheld by Court of Appeals
The firing of a Spokane Valley Fire Department captain for repeatedly using the department email system for personal use has been upheld by the Washington State Court of Appeals.
Sat., Feb. 8, 2014
Spokane Valley ex-firefighter sues over firing for religious emails
A former Spokane Valley Fire Department firefighter fired for sending religious emails on the department’s email system has filed a lawsuit in Spokane County Superior Court in an attempt to …
Thu., March 14, 2013
Fired firefighter denied job reinstatement
A Spokane Valley firefighter fired last year for repeatedly sending religious emails from his department account has been denied a request to get his job back. The vote Wednesday by …
Wed., March 13, 2013, 8:45 p.m.
Commission: Firefighter who misused email won’t get job back
The Spokane Valley Fire Department’s Civil Service Commission denied a request by former Capt. Jon Sprague to get his job back after he was fired last year for sending religious …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2013
Dismissed firefighter wants job back
Former Spokane Valley Fire Department Capt. Jon Sprague tried to convince the department’s Civil Service Commission on Monday that he was improperly fired in October. Sprague was terminated after first …
Thu., Oct. 11, 2012
Doug Clark: So begins Straub’s grace period
Frank Straub has taken the oath to become Spokane’s new police chief, and already the department is running like a stolen Rolex. No innocent civilians have been shot, shocked or …
Wed., Oct. 10, 2012
Private emails cost fire captain his job
The Spokane Valley Fire Department on Monday fired a captain who continued to send religious emails from his department email account despite numerous orders to stop. Capt. Jon Sprague, who …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2012, 7:32 a.m.
Firefighter faces suspension
Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to suspend a firefighter without pay for two 24-hour shifts for continuing to use his department account to send religious emails …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2012
Panel denies grievance by firefighters union
The Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners voted unanimously this week to deny a grievance filed by the firefighters union on behalf of Capt. Jon Sprague, who has been reprimanded for …
Sat., July 28, 2012
Faith emails cause conflict
A firefighter is contesting discipline handed down by the Spokane Valley Fire Department for sending emails with religious content to other firefighters using the department’s email system. Capt. Jon Sprague …