The Salt Lake City detective that became famous after arresting a nurse who refused to break the law has been fired from his part-time job as a paramedic with Gold Cross Ambulance.
The president of Gold Cross Ambulance has shown they have a higher standard of conduct than the police department.
“The determination we made was best for everyone concerned, that we separate our ways and let Jeff go,” said Mike Moffitt, president of Gold Cross Ambulance, according to Fox 13.
On the bodycam footage, Detective Jeff Payne can be heard verbally wondering about how his illegal actions would effect his paramedic job.
“I wonder how this will affect my Gold Cross job?” Payne says in the body cam footage.
Another officer asks “Do you work up here?”
“I bring patients here,” Payne replies.
“Yeah, they’re not going to be very happy,” the officer then says.
“I’ll bring them all the transients and take good patients elsewhere,” Payne is heard saying in the video.
Moffitt said Gold Cross received a number of angry and threatening calls to their dispatch center, from people around the country.
“We’re going to cause violence, we’re going to beat you up, we’re going to blow you up,” he said, recounting what callers told them.
Here is the full statement from Gold Cross Ambulance below:
“Gold Cross Ambulance in Salt Lake City, Utah has terminated Jeff Payne as a part-time Paramedic effective immediately. Although Jeff was not working for Gold Cross Ambulance at the time of the incident, we take his inappropriate remarks regarding patient transports seriously.
We acknowledge those concerned individuals who have contacted us regarding this incident and affirm our commitment to serving all members of the community with kindness and respect. We will continue to maintain our values of outstanding patient focused care, safety, and the complete trust of the communities we serve.”
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)