Battalion chief suspended for sleeping on job

September 2, 2009 2:17:10 PM PDT
A Chicago Fire Department battalion chief has been suspended for sleeping on the job. Chief Dekalb Walcott reportedly slept through a fire call last June. The incident happened after a fire bomb was apparently thrown into a home on the city's South Side.

A second battalion chief handled the call and no one was injured.

Walcott will serve a 15-day suspension from his job that pays nearly $120,000 a year.


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