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DC Fire and EMS Public Information Officer Lon Walls Suspended For Facebook Comment

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The Public Information Officer for DC Fire and EMS has been suspended for comments he made on Facebook and Twitter.

City officials confirm Lon Walls was suspended by Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe for the comments.

One of those comments was under a link to one of FOX 5’s stories posted to Walls' Facebook. Walls made the comment after more than a hundred D.C. firefighters attending Chief Ellerbe's State of the Department speech stood up, turned their backs and walked out.

Here is the Facebook post:

FOX 5 attempted to contact Lon Walls for comment. He did not return our call.

Chief Kenneth Ellerbe said he wanted to speak about the suspension, but was waiting for authorization from Deputy Mayor Paul Quander.

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