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POV | Bullitt Fire Needs New Leadership (1/13/15)
Once and for all, I would like to know who's going to step up and lead? Who's going to do the right thing and show this odious little man the door?
Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 12:22 PM EST
WDRB News uncovered a lot of wrongdoing at the Southeast Bullitt Fire department back in December, and it doesn't take a genius to figure out what the problem is. Chief Julius Hatfield takes the money from taxpayers and believes that it's actually his money.
After making racist comments to our journalist and racist comments about a black family in need, on Monday he found a way to sink to a new low. Journalist Valerie Chinn started asking questions about spending, and good old mister Hatfield shoved her away in a parking lot. Really? Shoving a woman? Repeatedly making racist actions? And -- oh yeah -- he still has a job.
Part of why this obviously unfit man still has a job is because the board is so dysfunctional. They can't agree on whether to throw their good buddy Hatfield out with the other trash, or to just give up and resign from the board themselves. Either way, there's a severe lack of leadership being demonstrated in Bullitt County.
Once and for all, I would like to know who's going to step up and lead? Who's going to do the right thing and show this odious little man the door? Julius Hatfield should have been ousted months ago and yet he lingers. The people of Bullitt County deserve better.
What do you think of Hatfield or the Fire Boards? Call us and let us know.
I'm Bill Lamb and that's my Point of View.
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