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Dispatchers Fired after Florida Ambush

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (News4Jax) – Three employees were fired in the wake of the shooting death of a Leon County sheriff’s deputy. That shooting and another days before on Florida State University’s campus have people asking questions about safety in the state’s capital. The Tallahassee Democrat reported Friday that employees at the city-county emergency dispatch agency were fired because they did not alert deputies and firefighters responding to a fire in a neighborhood just outside the city limits. When deputies arrived at the fire, they were ambushed by 53-year-old Curtis Wade Holley. Authorities said Wade fatally shot Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Smith (pictured) and wounded another deputy before he was killed in a gun battle outside his home.