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New York Fire Chief Apologizes for Suggesting Burning Rioters’ Property

Hillcrest chief apologizes for
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FirefighterNation Staff

BINGHAMTON, New York – Hillcrest Fire Chief Rick Larson has apologized for a Facebook post he shared following the protests and riots over the death of George Floyd, according to WBNG.

Chief Larson shared the post below which drew criticism and led to an emergency meeting of the Hillcrest Fire Company Board of Directors.

Larson posted an apology and stated he would never consider burning down someone’s home and that he supports the peaceful protests surrounding George Floyd’s death.

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