06/08/2007

Former Ga. officer files federal lawsuit over firing

By David A. Markiewicz,
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

HOLY SPRINGS, GA. An Iraqi war veteran said in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday that he was fired from his job as a police sergeant in Holly Springs because his superiors were tired of his taking time off to fulfill his Georgia Army National Guard obligations.

Michael Wells, 37, a nine-year member of the force in Cherokee County, returned to his job last June after 18 months of service, including a year in combat, hoping for a promotion to lieutenant.

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