California Firefighter Disciplined, Not Fired, Over Social Media Post Claiming He ‘Killed’ Obese Patients

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Sacramento firefighter in 2020 posted to Facebook that he has “killed” people by refusing to lift them when they are overweight. He remains a firefighter for the Sacramento Fire Department.

The Facebook post by Timothy John Keyes resulted in a five-shift unpaid suspension, according to a disciplinary letter The Sacramento Bee obtained from a California Public Records Act request. His annual compensation is $125,684.

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