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Commission agrees to $170,000 settlement in ‘whistleblower’ suit

The Taylor County Commission agreed this week to settle a federal “whistleblower” suit brought against the county by former Taylor County Fire-Rescue firefighter Jeremy Denmark, agreeing to pay him $170,000–all but $5,000 of which will be paid by its insurance company.

As part of the agreement, the county denies any wrongdoing in the events leading to Denmark’s September 2015 termination.

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