SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - At its meeting this morning, the Worth County Commission was to decide on the appeal of John Graddy, over his suspension without pay for abandoning his post.
They decided that they would would put the matter off until next week, because one of the commissioners was out sick, and the county attorney recommended waiting.
County leaders said he abandoned his post on January 15th when he drove a patient by ambulance to the hospital in Albany.
They said Graddy neglected his fire duties and another ambulance was available anyway.
Graddy believes he did the right thing. "If I breached my duty it was negative on my part and if it's negative on my part. and if it is negative on my party, I was acting on behalf of the Worth County fire department and Worth County board of commission," said Graddy.
Graddy said he was also injured answering that call, and the county is denying his worker's compensation claim.