Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Tennessee State Trooper Fired For Supporting GOP

Former Lt. Charles B. Farmer received good scores on all his job evaluations for 20 years with the Highway Patrol. That is, until he admitted to a superior officer that he donate money to Republicans. "The gist of my story was I was run out of the highway patrol," Reports Farmer.

State Sen. Jamie Woodson, R-Knoxville, asked Farmer about a transcript of a recorded conversation the former trooper had with a superior. According to the transcript, Farmer allegedly asked the superior if Farmer should have given $1,000 to a Democrat.
"Maybe you should have,'' Woodson read from the transcript.
Following the conversation, Farmer was given his first low score by the same superior officer, assigned to the midnight shift, and then was terminated.

(Source - Tennessean)