Boone County volunteer EMS responder suspended following Facebook post

8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Tuesday, January 01 2019 Jan 1, 2019 Tuesday, January 01, 2019 4:41:00 PM CST January 01, 2019 in News
By: Steve Lambson, KOMU 8 News Content Manager
Photo: Facebook

COLUMBIA - A volunteer EMS responder in Boone County is on suspension after he posted a controversial statement on Facebook.

Screenshots show the post from Peter Graff, a member of the Boone County Fire Protection District. In it, he said:

"One of my family members has a permanent disability. I really love it when I see healthy young blacks park in handicap spots. I've not seen any other ethnic group do that. I suppose it is hard to walk with your pants around your knees."

Fire department officials confirmed Tuesday that Graff has been suspended, effective immediately, pending an internal personnel investigation.

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