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Hall: Battalion chief fired after domestic violence incident

County cites code of conduct

POSTED: February 22, 2013 12:37 a.m.

A Hall County Fire Services battalion chief has been fired after a Feb. 7 domestic violence incident, according to a news release from Hall County.

David McGehee, 49, is charged with two counts of simple battery, one count of disorderly conduct and obstruction of an officer after an incident at his home on Dunagan Road.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office responded after McGehee’s stepson called 911 to report a fight between McGehee, his wife and another stepson. Authorities said alcohol appeared to be a factor.

McGehee had been employed with fire services for 29 years. His termination was effective Monday.

Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell declined to comment, directing media inquiries to Hall County spokeswoman Katie Crumley.

In the release, Crumley outlined code of conduct policies in the Hall County Government Employee Handbook.

“Our reputation for integrity and excellence requires careful observance of the spirit and letter of all applicable laws and regulations, as well as a scrupulous regard for the highest standards of conduct and personal integrity,” the handbook states.

“Employees owe a duty to Hall County, its customers, and citizens to act in a way that will merit the continued trust and confidence of the public.”


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