Former volunteer firefighter speaks about clown incident

Former volunteer firefighter speaks about clown incident
Fired volunteer firefighter speaks to board of supervisors. Photo Credit WDAM

WAYNE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The former Wayne County volunteer firefighter who was let go after dressing up as a clown in the Clara community spoke to the board of supervisors Monday.

Justin Guy addressed the board asking why he was terminated, and the board informed him that the county does not hire or fire people. The board confirmed that only the fire chief can make personnel decisions.

The board also spoke about the complaints the county received, as well as the homecoming game that happened around the time of the initial sightings.

The former firefighter apologized for the incident and said he never wanted the fire department to be seen in "a negative light."

There is no word on when the former volunteer firefighter will meet with the fire chief.