San Bentio Fire Chief Orlando Garcia Fired

POSTED: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 8:30am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm

In San Benito, Fire Chief Orlando Garcia has been fired by City Manager Manuel Lara on Thursday.

Mayor Jo Hernandez says this is a personnel matter, but completely supports the City Managers decision. Garcia served as the cities Director of Public Safety overseeing the police, fire, and other city departments. He was striped of that title after several complaints from employees and as of Thursday Jessy Balleza is the acting Fire Chief.

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