Ohio Fire Dept. Revamps On-Duty Firearms Policy

After an on-duty road rage incident, Columbus has a new policy that says firefighters who investigate crimes, such as arson, can carry guns but can only use them during a fire-related incident.


Watkins called Smith an "idiot," among other things; got behind Smith's vehicle; and brandished a gun.

Smith jumped out of his vehicle, drew his gun, ordered Watkins out of the car and called police.

Officers found a black pellet gun in Watkins' car. Watkins, 35, was convicted of aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor, and sentenced to 25 days in jail.

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