Wash. Fire Captain Sacked over 'Religious' Emails

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A Washington state fire captain lost his job because he sent emails with religious content from his department account.

Capt. Jon Sprague runs the Spokane County Christian Firefighter Fellowship.

This year, he received two letters of reprimand and a suspension after sending emails with information about the group's upcoming meetings and events.

Sprague said he only sent the emails to firefighters who asked to receive them. Still, a department attorney said that was an unlawful use of department resources.

The Spokane Valley Board of Fire Commissioners voted unanimously to fire Capt. Sprague.

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