myFM reached out to CAO David Cribbs regarding the firing of Gary Spragg.
Though Cribbs could not comment in detail about the events that lead to Spragg’s dismissal he did provide us with the following comment:
“The Corporation of Norfolk County wishes to thank Gary Spragg for his service both to the community of Port Dover, and to Norfolk County as a whole. Over the forty-four years that he volunteered for both Norfolk County and the predecessor City of Nanticoke, Mr. Spragg provided critical assistance to many people and properties on countless calls for service, for which he should always be owed a debt of gratitude. Beyond gratitude for his service, the County does not specifically comment upon the employment status or job performance of current or past employees.
The Corporation of Norfolk County deeply regrets that some aspects pertaining to the end of the employment relationship have entered the public domain, and I have personally called to apologize to Mr. Spragg. Mr. Spragg was quite gracious and took the high road in a context where behaving otherwise would have been completely understandable. “
Spragg had been Port Dover’s District Chief when he was let go.
He had been a firefighter in the area for over 40-years.
Below is the original story published this morning
Frustration in Port Dover has reached a boiling point.
Port Dover District Chief Gary Spragg, who has volunteered his services for some 40-years, was fired by Norfolk County.
And there’s word as many as 23 volunteers at Station 2 Port Dover may resign over it.
To make matters worse, Spragg’s detailed firing was sent to all of Norfolk County Staff through an email.
Spragg is now seeking legal advice.