Hartford Fire LT Michael Patterson, 2013 arrest photo from HPD
I think they call that insubordination when you disobey the order of a ranking officer. I guess we will see if that applies to all or just one. As of right now, Patterson is still on full duty
The City of Hartford, including HFD, has a zero tolerance policy for workplace violence. I guess we will see if zero tolerance means zero tolerance , or will this incident also be swept under the carpet.
If you recognize the name Michael Patterson, it might be because he was arrested by the Hartford Police after a domestic violence incident in his home where numerous weapons were found in the open on a bed in his child's bedroom. The weapons were seized by HPD subsequent to Patterson's arrest. You can read the details on that incident here:lhttp://wethepeoplehartford.blogspot.com/2013/10/hartford-fire-lieutenant-arrested-for.html.
Here is the Hartford Fire Departments "Fire Service Report". The Fire Service is HFD's version of an incident report. WARNING: This report has not been edited, strong language and obscenities are reported as is.