Leave status to change for Clarksville firefighter under investigation

Leave status to change for Clarksville firefighter under investigation

CLARKSVILLE, IN (WAVE) - A southern Indiana firefighter accused of a dog will soon be without a paycheck.

According to our partners at the News and Tribune, Gary Crowe, Jr., a member of the Clarksville Fire Department, was placed on paid administrative leave in September after he allegedly shot a dog at Crowe's Tire and Battery.

During the investigation the dog's owner claimed Crowe had threatened to shoot him and his dog. Crowe was charged with felony intimidation and animal cruelty.

Last week, the Clarksville Board of Police and Fire Commissioners decided to place Crowe on unpaid administrative leave effective next week.

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