I caught a snippet of Donald W. Walsh on the news last night. The "nationally known" assistant fire chief is under investigation in a race-related case. So far the only thing Walsh has said in his defense seems to suggest that the public shouldn't believe the allegation because of his status. I'm not buying it.
The racial allegation stems from an incident earlier this month in which Walsh allegedly asked about the race of a paramedic who needed to leave work to visit his daughter in a hospital. The department official who reported Walsh is a white field officer who supervises paramedics.
Walsh's response: "I'm a highly decorated chief. This whole allegation is nothing but lies. It's deplorable."
What? You mean "highly decorated people" can't be racist?
I'm sure none of you believe that. If Walsh has a better explanation for these allegations, I'd like to hear it.