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Civil Service Commission Rules Foley Firing Justified

Former Deputy claimed memory loss from pain killer withdrawal caused timesheet errors


August 16, 2018

DAYTON—On Monday, the Columbia County Civil Service Commission ruled that Columbia County Sheriff Rocky Miller was justified in firing deputy Don Foley earlier this year. Foley was terminated by Miller in May for overstating his time on timesheets.

A letter signed by commission members Craig George, Richard Di Lorenzo, Jeff McCann and Bonnie Williams said, “Mr. Foley’s termination was made in good faith, and his dismissal was substantiated.”

At an August 8 hearing in front of the commission, Foley’s attorney, David Rose, said that the Sheriff needed to prove Foley acted with inten...

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