Army veteran diagnosed with PTSD sues over firing from sheriff's office
July 6, 2018
Several of John McMickle's co-workers at the Gloucester County Sheriff's Office visited the U.S. Army veteran as he mourned the death of a friend in February 2017.
While McMickle wasn't a drinker, he had several alcoholic beverages that night and ended up in the hospital.
The events of that evening would eventually lead to his firing, and McMickle has filed a suit claiming the county discriminated against him.
McMickle was honorably discharged in 2006 after serving six tours, according to attorney Kevin Costello, and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder related to his service.
The veteran believes, according to the suit filed in Superior Court, that the county treated him unfairly based on his disability, rather than anything he actually did wrong.
Following his trip to the hospital, a health and welfare check was conducted "and no issues were identified." Despite that finding, McMickle's gun and ammunition were removed from his home, the suit states.
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