Report: Racial slur reason apparent reason for Fayetteville fire chief’s suspension

Fayetteville, TN Fire Chief Danny Travis (fayettevilletn.com)

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. — The use of a racial slur led to the suspension of Fayetteville Fire Chief Danny Travis earlier this month, according to the Elk Valley Times. However, officials wouldn’t elaborate any further.

Sources for the Times say Travis used the slur during a call with the Emergency Communications Center when describing a police officer in the area.

Travis was suspended with pay for 24 hours on January 5, which was followed by a two-week suspension without pay. The report says that two weeks will be used to gather information into the incident, then a decision will be made on Travis’ future on January 22. Travis will have the opportunity to answer the allegations against him.