THE “FIRST RESPONDER” DID NOT OFFER AID TO THE VICTIM …
Dear Readers… This writer has obtained the “Supplemental” to the BSO “Investigative Action Report ” aka the May 4, 2009 Bel Air suicide report concerning former Vice Mayor/former VFD Dep. Chief Jerry McIntee…
I have re-posted the chronological order of the previous BCbythesea posts along with links to the Town video/minutes …. the Sentinel….the BTSFuture and BTSTimes for their articles online….If you are familiar with it and just want the “Supplemental” scroll all the way down…
After the “Supplemental” this writer will show why in this writer’s opinion this former Dep. Chief should not be allowed as a “First Responder” in any town…The nail in his coffin comes from the wife of the victim in her interview on Oct. 14, 2009! This was the very interview requested by none other than former Vice Mayor/former VFD Dep. Chief McIntee himself … YIKES!….
BCbythesea post May 4, 2009….
“From the BSO……
At approximately 5:50 PM today we received a call of a possible shooting at
xxxx SE 15 Court in LBTS. Deputies found a xx year old white male with a
gunshot wound to the head. It appears to be self inflicted, per our protocol
the BSO Homicide and Crime Scene Units will take over the investigation. The
victims wife and x year old daughter were home at the time but did not
witness the shooting. They were not injured
The victim was transported to North Broward Hospital where he died a short
No media were on the scene—-
BC- Neighbors reported the road was blocked of for a time…not knowing why…
We hear VFD was also on scene…why is the question they are asking…after seeing the Deputy Chief….
BSO has been busy of late….
Our sympathies to the family….”
BCbythesea post- May 12, 2009 …
“Previously posted…5/4/09 a suicide in the north end of town…in Bel Air….a resident shot himself and a call went out …This writer obtained the BSO incident report yesterday…and found in the narrative a most disturbing discovery….
Treijs, Guntis 9714
On 05/04/09 I responded to xxxx SE 15th Ct. in the Town of Lauderdale By The Sea., in reference to the call of shots fired, possible suicide attempt. Upon arrival, I observed a Voluntary Fire Department’s (VFD) vehicle in the driveway. I met with the Complainant xxxxx, xxxxxx and VFD Assisitant Chief Jerry McIntee inside the house, talking in the living room. xxxxx, xxxxxx advised that her husband xxxxx, xxxxxx just shot himself and is in the master bedroom at the end of the hallway.
Dep. Pickell, Dep. Eason and I went back to the master bedroom, where I observed a white male xxxxx,xxxxxx laying on his back in bed, with a shotgun to the right from his head. There was a large quantity of blood behind subject’s head. xxxxxx arms were trembling. I immediately secured the handgun in the trunk of my patrol vehicle. American Medical Response medics arrived at 1716hrs and started CPR on the subject, transporting the subject to the North Broward Medical Center at 1738hrs, followed by Dep. Hincken.
Crime scene log maintained by Dep. Eason. BSO Crime Scene Detective Hawkins responded at 1820hrs, weaponwas turned over to the crime scene unit. Broward Sheriff’s Offcie Victim Advocate Ruby Ferguson responded to the scene at 1939hrs to assist the family.
There is no call history at this address per dispatcher. The gun was checked on teletype, there was no record for the gun as per records teletype. BSO Aggravated felonies Det. Mellies responded at 1749hrs and Homicide Det. Carmody responded at 1925hrs to the scene. Copy of this repoert was forwarded to the BSO Homicide Division.’
It was signed by Officer Treijs and his Supervisor Sgt. Palmer….
LBTS-VFD STANDARD OPERATING POLICIES AND GUIDELINES….
801 EMS RESPONSE
VIII SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE CALLS
‘On EMS assistance calls such as attempted suicides, gun shot wounds, etc, when instructed to by dispatch, or by a LBTS-VFD Officer, responding members shall remain outside and away from the immediate scene until law enforcement arrives and has requested assistance.’
‘ Always make sure your scene is safe. Your safety always comes first.’
‘ Do not approach any unsafe or questionable scene until the police have approved our entry.’
‘ Plan, Observe and React on all scenes’
BC- According to this BSO incident report….the BSO Deputy found Vice Mayor/Dep. Chief McIntee’s car in the driveway when he arrived….He found VM/Dep Chief McIntee already inside the house with the victim’s wife…and then went to find the victim in the bedroom with a loaded gun….still alive…The Deputy removed the gun…with AMR coming to perform CPR…
That seems to go against the VFD-SOP for dealing with such an event.
If the response back from the VFD is that the McIntee is an Officer, that “just doesn’t fly” (a favorite McIntee response)…not with a dispatch of “shots fired”…
Questions should be asked about this latest independent action by VM/Dep. Chief McIntee especially being done in a non- VFD event…. that clearly called for BSO to be first on scene …
It’s bad enough that he (McIntee) shows up on scene and proceeds alone for fire calls…and shows up unwanted on medical calls …but to inject himself on a police call with this type of dispatch.. not only seems to violate the VFD’s rules…but could have greatly aggravated the situation …for the victim and the police…..
This one should be straightened out!…
more to come…”
BCbythesea post Sept. 25, 2009 / link to By The Sea Future below- (check for archived 9/25/09 edition)…
“Dear Readers… The pile-up of bad actions are coming at an accelerated pace for Vice Mayor McIntee …. The By- The- Sea- Future newspaper is out today and Editor Mark Brown’s front page story is one that caught the eye of this writer last May when this incident took place. (prev. posts….VFD cat.) This article will surely resonate among the Town’s voters when they make their decision for Commissioner next March!…. It contains key information from the BSO Investigative Action Report that confirmed the Vice Mayor was (in this writer’s opinion) negligent in his actions on that day as the LBTS-VFD Deputy Chief “First Responder” on scene for an apparent suicide that took place in his neighborhood…Mr Brown lays out the chain of events… from the 911 call…..Vice Mayor/Deputy Chief McIntee’s actions after receiving that call on his radio and the series of bad decisions he made ….He did not follow VFD procedure to wait for the BSO and chose to enter the scene knowing there was a gun per dispatch. He entered the room knowing a gun was in there with a child and a woman following him and he decided NOT to provide any first aid as a First Responder possibly altering the outcome of the gentleman’s death!… Will the wife decide to sue him, now knowing he did not assist her husband as he was obligated to do as a First Responder?…Why didn’t the VFD Fire Chief immediately suspend McIntee pending a full internal investigation of his actions?….Why didn’t the Town Manager ask the Chief to remove McIntee as she did recently with the VFD Battalion Chief ? ( We all know that she has the authority to do so.)….Will Town residents want this VFD Deputy Chief to be allowed anywhere near their homes on 911 calls after learning about this incident?…
Here’s is some additional information….
The VFD Incident Report (prev. post ) which includes the CAD report……. (VM/Dep. Chief McIntee acknowledged this was how he heard the call in his BSO interrogation).. ..
VFD Incident Report 2009-1400474-000/ The Incident was on May 4, 2009/ The VFD Report was made on May 8, 2009 (Dep Chief McIntee arrived per report at at 17:12:35 )
Page 3 ….CAD NARRATIVE
NARRATIVE TEXT CAD INCIDENT # FLS090504000474
INCIDENT TYPE DESCRIPTION: SHOOTING
COMMENT (made by dispatch) …HER HUSB SHOT HIMSELF….STIL LLONSCIOUS AND BREATHING UNCONSCIOUS OR STAB/GUNSHOT/PENETRATING TRAUMA UNCONSCIOUS OR ARREST (GUNSHOT0 10 HE RECEIVED A GUNSHOT WOUND X27DP12 ….YOM SHOT HIMSELF YOU ARE RESPONDING TO A PATIENT WHO HAS BEEN SHOT/STABBED THE PATIENT IS 44-YEAR-OLD MALE WHO IS UNC
BC- Remember this Readers as you read on….. Dispatch informed McIntee over and over again that the man was unconscious and breathing and had a gun…also the VFD report narrative has NO narrative made by Dep. Chief McIntee…
The BSO Event Report was made on May 4, 2009… LS09-05-00054….it included the following narrative by BSO Deputy Treijs…(BSO per report at arrived 17:13)
” On 05/04/09 I responded to 2036 SE 15th Ct. in the Town of Lauderdale By The Sea, in reference to a call of shots fired, possible suicide attempt. upon arrival, I observed a Voluntary Fire Department’s (VFD) vehicle in the driveway. I met with the Complainant XXXX, and VFD Assistant Jerry McIntee inside the house, talking in the living room. XXXX advised me her husband XXXXX just shot himself and is in the master bedroom at the end of the hallway.
Dep. Pickell, Dep. Eason and I went to the master bedroom, where I observed a white male XXXXX laying on his back in the bed, with a handgun to the right from his hea. There was a large quantity of blood behind the subject’s head. XXXXX arms were trembling. I immediately secured the handgun in the trunk of my patrol vehicle. American Medical Response medics arrived at 1716 hrs and started CPR on the subject, transporting the subject to North Broward Medical Center at 1738 hrs, followed by Dep. Hincken.”
BC- The BSO report says AMR arrived at 1716 hrs/The VFD report says AMR arrived at 17:15:15/ The AMR Town monthly report says they arrived at 17:12:35 …we have been told they arrived and stood down until BSO secured the scene for them to enter as their standard operating procedures dictates.. just as required in the VFD SOPs…(not followed by Dep. Chief McIntee)…
EXCERPTS FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE- INVESTIGATION ACTION REPORT….Case LS09-05-00054 (7/28/09)…9 pages…
WITNESS 3: Name: Jerome “Jerry” McIntee
Vice Mayor and Assistant Volunteer Fire Chief of Lauderdale By The Sea
W/M DOB 04/03/46
Address 4504 Bougainvilla Dr. (Work adress at McIntee’s request)
“Stated he heard a shooting call on his fire radio, when he went out onto his driveway he heard screaming from the victim’s house which is located approximately 400 feet from his house. He got in his car and went to the scene. He was told by XXXX that the husband had shot himself and was in the master bedroom not moving. McIntee said he entered the master bedroom with the victim’s wife and daughter following him and after taking a look at the victim he knew he was dead because of his color, he never checked for vital signs. McIntee then made everyone sit in the living room until the arrival of the police, which he said was almost immediate. McIntee said he hung around for a while with the ambulance company, then left the scene.”
American Medical Response
Private company contracted by Lauderdale by the Sea
EMT Donald Anderson
EMT Robbie Salvino
“(They treated the victim at the scene and transported him to BDMC where he was pronounced dead by Doctor Burshan at 5:58PM) EMT Anderson stated the victim had faint life signs and he decided the victim should be transported to the nearest trauma center.”
BC- Deputy Chief McIntee said in his interview with the Sheriff that he did not check for vital signs…”he knew he was dead because of his color“…BUT the dispatch said he was unconscious and breathing…He did not act as a first responder…checking for rigor mortis or morbid lividity…and walked away from assisting the victim …The BSO report they entered the room to see the victim’s “arms were trembling” and AMR report the victim still “had faint life signs” …We residents have been told the point of Deputy Chief McIntee or any VFD First Responder is to assist the patient until AMR is on scene…He chose to not do that!…That decision was on top of the decision he made to enter the scene, against the VFD-SOPs and to allow the family members (including this young child) to enter the master bedroom where he knew there was a gun and allowing her to again witness her father after he shot himself!… He was negligent and should be held accountable on every level!
THE FIRST RESPONDERS HANDBOOK…FIREMAN’S EDITION….NEGLIGENCE…
“Negligence* – deviation from the accepted standard of care resulting in
further injury to patients.
* Duty to Act
o A contractual or legal obligation must exist.
o Formal – As part of First Responder’s occupation, they are
required to render emergency medical care.
+ Patient calls for assistance and the dispatcher
confirms that help is being sent.
+ The First Responders are dispatched as part of the EMS
+ Emergency medical care is initiated for patients.
o “Legal” duty to act varies according to state law where
there are moral and ethical considerations.
o Specific state regulations regarding duty to act will guide
o Duty to act appropriately means following guidelines for
standards of care and acting as another prudent individual
would in that situation.
* Breach of the duty means failure to act or failure to act
* Actions or lack of actions of the First Responder caused the
physical or psychological injury/damage.”
more to come……….
BCbythesea post Oct. 14, 2009…
Dear Readers… For this writer March 9, 2010 cannot come soon enough!…Tuesday night’s Public Safety Discussion was just the latest “Deputy-sode” of McIntee muck and mire in the last three and a half years…… What is wrong up there?…
How can they sit up there and completely miss the mark …(pun intended)… on the substance of the story of the suicide which appeared first on this site shortly after the incident in May and again after the Mark Brown in-depth articles in the BTS Futures?…
How can they be so blind as to not realize that until Vice Mayor McIntee requested the police reports through the Town Manager as Vice Mayor (We know he cannot do e-mails but is he also incapable of doing public records requests…He did his e-mail request for the Mayor and Comm. Dodd as the VM through the Manager as well)…thus this report went to each of the Commissioners as well…Putting it on the agenda he made it part of the backup for the item further expanding its distribution which along with his statements on the dais made the Vice Mayor himself the FIRST person to publicly expose the name of the widow and her address!…
In what capacity was he speaking ?…If he was speaking as the Deputy Chief of the VFD he should have stepped down in front of the podium… and he should have been questioned by the commission as the rest of the public safety officers were….
This writer has watched over the years how this “Gumshoe” McIntee operates…You have to watch closely when McIntee does one of these numbers…and see how he diverts attention away from facts or self incrimination…it’s a trait that’s really quite well honed after 60+ years……Notice throughout this exercise McIntee never says his police report interview as witness #3 is incorrect…Notice McIntee never asks the Chief to ask BSO to re-interview him under oath and taped…He never does an “Esther Colon” and says “subpoena me”…”I won’t take the 5th”… Why because he knows the interview and the statement he made were true!…We have seen this before with past discrepancies…The McIntee on the dais…and the McIntee in the reports…Fl.Ethics Commission/ Fl.Elections Commission …and BSO… They’re always different… This time he put the onus on the widow…asking for the BSO to interview her…Having her taped for the interview with the “Editor” of the BTSTimes…Notice how he changes times… He arrived in 17 seconds per Chief Perkins at the podium…15 seconds according to the VFD Incident Report (270/300/ 400 ft. in 15-17 secs?)…Notice how he changes how many feet his home is from the suicide 400 ft…270 ft…300 ft…Notice how he says he heard the fire radio in the police report …In the 2nd version he was “directed to go there by the emergency dispatch” on his pager…knowing the only reason he and the VFD get these kind of call is because they have asked to be included on them as a practice…There is no need in a suicide to call the Deputy Chief of the local volunteer fire department to go to a suicide…Notice how he says he heard the woman screaming this time…this version from “around the corner”…inside her house…(is that possible?)…In his police statement he says the woman and the daughter followed him into the bedroom…Notice how he says “he made the decision to go in there and do whatever I could to help the woman”…was the house unlocked?…Did he break down the door?….Notice how he says “the gentleman had put a 45 caliber pistol to the side of his head and blew one side of his head off. He was lying in a position. There was no chance of recovery from. “I looked at him briefly 5-10 seconds,”…as opposed to his police report ” after taking a look at the victim he knew he was dead because of his color, he never checked his vital signs.”…He had time to decide it was a 45 caliber but not time to be the “First Responder” and do CPR….Notice how he says “I scooped up the daughter and the wife as they’re screaming and took them out of this terrible sight they were looking at and put them on the couch and consoled them as best I could.”…In the police report “McIntee then made everyone sit in the living room until the arrival of the police, which he said was almost immediate.”… He says from the dais “I got them to the couch and within 30 seconds the troops arrived. That would be the Chiefs, cops, deputies. They were all there., did a great job.”…But later when asked about entering against VFD SOPs (standard operating procedures) McIntee says ..” I was the first person there. They didn’t get there for a minute, minute and a half and if you think I’m gonna stand outside and with a woman and a kid screaming because I’m in jeopardy, the only life I’m jeopardizing is myself, you’re wrong.”…
McIntee used his usual tactics of comparing apples to oranges (with Jimmy-boy entering the fray in his comments)…by actually comparing a volunteer fireman entering a house where it was reported on the call “HER HUSB POSS SHOT HIMSELF…STILL LLONCONSCIOUS AND BREATHING UNCONSCIOUS OR STAB/GUNSHOT/PENETRATING TRAUMA UNCONSCIOUS OR ARREST (GUNSHOT!) HE HAS RECEIVED A GUNSHOT WOUND” …to the BSO bomb expert who entered the Hyperbaric explosion to save the little boy and his grandmother…with McIntee saying they gave him” a medal… (was that a hint to Jimmy-boy for as future agenda item?).. No gunshot reported at that explosion…and it was a policeman who responded to an explosion…not a volunteer fireman responding to a “possible suicide”…Notice how the little girl becomes the “baby”…and then he descends into a plug for the BTSTimes…an article coming next issue…a follow-up to the Truth “deflector” in the last issue?….He says “I never called her. I never asked for her cooperation”…Not quite what is being said in the background…He continues to ask the BSO Chief “to send somebody out to talk to her and release a sworn statement from her and then I can start looking for retractions.”…But later when the Mayor read the BSO Investigative Action Report (page 2) with his “Witness #3 statement” McIntee entered the master bedroom with the victim’s wife and daughter following him and after taking a look at the victim he knew he was dead because of his color”…. saying “those are pretty strong words and they came from you Vice Mayor”……McIntee countered careful not to implicate himself “No, they came from a Homicide Detective who is presently off sick and did not take any notes and who did not take any tape and who did not generate the report for 3 months.”..(Later when asked by Comm. Clottey about the 3 month gap from May to July BSO Chief Llerena replied it was “standard procedure” for death cases..Did the “seasoned police officer McIntee not know this?)… The Mayor did not back down…”So you’re calling this report [BSO] a lie?”… McIntee sidesteps and does not answer ..instead saying ” Well one of those reports I read Mayor was that I had my feet put up on the detective’s desk. He interviewed me in the fire station.”…McIntee could not say the report was a lie…because it is not…When the Mayor continued to push him on it…he further stepped aside from answering to again “offer up ” the widow…”and that’s why I’ve suggested the Chief [BSO] go interview the woman and get the inside story.”…But again did not offer up himself for another interview… The Mayor was strong and asked for “another investigation”..saying “Because looking at this information and reading what was in the original report we need to get to the bottom of this. We need to protect the citizens of this community and I would think Vice Mayor you would want that as much as I do.”…The Vice Mayor said “I do Mayor and I asked the the Chief prior to that dissertation to please do that.To contact…” (the woman…not him)…The Vice Mayor continued throughout to say the BSO was wrong in their investigation …He said he had asked for a “complete investigation” from BSO “Homicide” from her because “one of the problems was and she told us this was the day of the homi, suicide they talked to her and that night she was very distraught and they never went back to talk to her. I think they did this because it was a courtesy. It, they didn’t want to put her through that again and that made a lot of sense at the time….So according to McIntee BSO stopped investigating as a courtesy?… That’s a pretty serious charge against BSO…
Mark Brown the Editor of the BTSFuture had an opportunity to defend his reporting and himself after McIntee spoke first (not the “standard practice…usually public comment comes first)…He was steadfast after hearing McIntee say …”But when I read a description in a paper [BTSF] that is so opposite what happened it hurts and it’s evil and it’s slanderous. And I went to a lawyer and I’m, my aggressive moves that you heard yesterday [4 pm Comm. workshop "defamation" definition] in my initial statement and I’m not backing down. This was a hate filled article that did not tell the truth.” http://www.bytheseafuture.org/ He was armed and ready with 6 reports all used for the factual information found within the pages of his publication …Mark also met with the widow after she contacted him. (He brought her the police reports, which she had not seen until he showed them to her) …Mark told the dais he was glad the Vice Mayor chose to speak first and said “If the objective was to try and discredit me, I’ll tell you right now that I stand 100% behind my story. Everything I wrote down is documented in the public records that are available to all of you on this incident including the Vice Mayor’s statements on this, and I’m prepared to defend my story at anytime and in any forum.” http://www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov/town/backup2009.htm (scroll down to Public Safety discussion 7 a. Report on Suicide in Bel-Air) …Mark pointed out some of the content including the Vice Mayor’s statement and when he made the common mistake of calling it a “deposition” McIntee seized the opportunity to try and throw Mr. Brown off message by countering the mistake as ” untrue.”…Mark returned to pointing out the discrepancies between the 6 reports and the BTSTimes “version” along with this evenings statements made by the Vice Mayor. He said “I think there needs to be an investigation to find out why these stories are changing. But who’s gonna do it because you’ve got two commissioners with the VFD. The Town Manager hasn’t done any oversight of the VFD. She can’t do it. That leaves the State of Florida I think this commission should ask the Florida State Fire Marshal Office or the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to investigate this matter and find out why there’s these different stories now between the official reports and what we’re being told now.”…He went on about the Vice Mayor’s actions of entering the house and the Florida State Statute 112 concerning the Vice Mayor’s required assistance once he chose to become a “First Responder”…When Mark said the Vice Mayor said the man was dead …the Vice Mayor called out “point of order” saying “that’s an absolute lie,. I never said that, that’s an absolute untruth and another lie and you’re putting your foot deeper in it.”……The Vice Mayor said “I looked at him briefly , maybe 5-10 seconds sensed there was no hope.”..Mr Brown also knew from the VFD CAD report it said “DP12 ADV S7″…which is police “lingo” for dead…(it was odd because we hear S7 is not used by firefighters…must be more of that “seasoned cop stuff)… Mark continued after telling the Vice Mayor “It’s my turn to speak now I’ve listened to you.”…Applause came from the hall…..He spoke of the standard investigations done throughout the country in police departments and fire departments in reviewing the conduct of their members …The Vice Mayor he said should be treated the same way as a VFD firefighter who was suspended this past summer.. McIntee should be put on administrative leave pending the outcome…”If the investigators find he was negligent or otherwise violated the law then he should be put on trial or otherwise be held accountable for his actions.”….”It’s also time for this commission to pass a law that prohibits members of the VFD from responding to medical calls unless assistance is first requested by the BSO or AMR.”…The Vice Mayor had enough and called out “Time!”…the audience responded angrily…
Time came for the other Public Safety Officers to make their way up to the podium…First was LBTS-BSO Chief Llerena who would be facing his first head-on interchange with the Vice Mayor…(welcome to politics in LBTS Chief)…The Chief pointed out this investigation was never a homicide and there was never any indication of a suspicious death or any type of crime related to it. He explained the process of not taping or having sworn testimony statements in these cases. He said any issues of the VFD By-laws were not part of the homicide unit and they would not get into that… Well the Vice Mayor jumped onto that opening ..”Question for the Chief, there’s no crime here.” …Chief Llerena said “No sir, there was never any allegation of any type of a homicide.”…The Vice Mayor found just the way to go further away from his own role of entering the home contrary to VFD procedure and to keep off his “first responder” problem of not doing anything for the victim… He said he had asked the Chief to take the statement “from the poor woman, Is that correct?”…Chief Llerena said “Yes Sir, I’ve been authorized by the Chief of Detectives to comment to the best of my ability on the case. So I can relay that concern back to the Homicide Division, we have a victim advocate.”…
Commissioner Silverstone chimed in giving Mr Brown some BFF (Best Friends Forever) swipes for the article…his paper and skewing the papers report saying that McIntee calling off the rescue of an injured man would have been breaking the law if it happened…He tried to initiate some verification of it being punishable from Chief Llerena but the Chief could not comment on the matter due to unfamiliarity with statutes governing firefighters…( the CAD report in the VFD Incident report the DP12 S7 and the VFD June monthly report that shows the “04-May-09 S.E.15 Street medical, cancelled by DPC12)… Getting nowhere Jimmy went to AMR Lt. Brooke Liddle to address this asking who could call off the medics…Mr Liddle answered only law enforcement can cancel or prohibit them from entering a scene…Jimmy said” it was impossible for this to happen. He [McIntee] doesn’t have the authority to do it and if he tried nobody would listen to him anyway ….”…Too funny…Since when did this ever stop the VM?…Comm. Silverstone decided to go for the paper in an attempt to portray the BTSFutures as “nothing but a political format, a platform to use, it’s obvious to me.”…He then stated he hoped the Vice Mayor would follow through with his “promise of seeing this to the end.”…saying this reporting was what was dividing the town…Hmmm….
Commissioner Dodd asked AMR Lt. Liddle and VFD Chief Perkins the same question…finally getting to the reason …It’s nice to see a non-lemming in action…He asked each about their procedures for entering a “situation such as this”.. that AMR “are not allowed to go into the premises until cleared by BSO to do so”…The Lt. answered that is “standard AMR procedure.”…Comm. Dodd went further asking why the procedure was in place and he was told for the safety of the rescuer…Comm. Dodd said he had concern for the members of the fire department if they did not follow the same procedure…and went on to throw the Vice Mayor a bone about his days in Buffalo and his past a cop going to similar calls..but he reminded the Vice Mayor that now he enters as a VFD Deputy Chief…He went on to put Chief Perkins on the spot to answer the same question of procedures where a gunshot had been heard….Chief Perkins said ” Our procedures are the same as AMR. We have to stand outside until the scene is cleared by P.D., That’s the procedure” …It took from May to get the VFD Chief to admit the procedure was in place…Comm. Dodd asked what happens when “somebody doesn’t adopt that procedure?”…Perkins said the following ” Well, every call has a life of its own and Mr. McIntee made a judgment call and I weighed all the circumstances of what happened and I decided he did go against our procedure but it was justified.”…Comm. Dodd asked for more…”So that was the result of the internal fire department inquiry into this particular incident?”… Chief Perkins said ” Yes Sir, the decision came on me. I would either suspend him him for going against procedure or justify of. I felt he made a judgment and every emergency like that is a judgment call and because the woman was screaming, and there was a child involved. Yes it was against our procedures but they needed help.”…
What kind of internal inquiry was done and was the Town Manager informed in the process?…I sent a PRR to the VFD and the Town… The VFD responded…
Public Records Request
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 12:30 PM From: “Barbara Cole”
Chief Perkins, Cheryl : I am making a public records request for all correspondence , e-mails, memos or meetings between Town Manager Colon or any Town Staff and the VFD, Chief Perkins, Dep. Chief McIntee concerning the May 4, 2009 suicide incident on SE 15th St.
I am asking for any internal investigation report, documents on Deputy Chief McIntee ignoring VFD SOPs for entering a suicide scene against procedure. Chief Perkins acknowledged DP 12 did not follow procedure .
Please acknowledge this request.
Thank you Barbara Cole
Re: Public Records Request
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 3:08 PM
“Cheryl Louvaris” <Cheryl.Louvaris@lbtsfire.com>
“Barbara Cole” <email@example.com>
We received your request; unfortunately we have no correspondence that you request. The only report we have is the incident report in the CAD system which is now public information.
Back to the meeting…The Vice Mayor took yet another opportunity to go off topic when the Chief mentioned he was on scene in 2 minutes…Ah Ha…McIntee said the BTSFuture said the Chief was not there for an hour…”That’s an absolute untruth.” said McIntee…The Chief said he was there and “I’m dealing in facts.”…But which facts…The Chief in the exchange with McIntee states he has dispatch arrival times of AMR 3 minutes 8 seconds/ Perkins 2 minutes and McIntee 17 seconds….The VFD Incident Report states on page 2 for DP12 (Dep. Chief McIntee ) Apparatus Dispatch Date and Time 17:11:51/ Apparatus Arrival Date and Time 17:12:35 / Response time 0:00:15 ….For C12 (Chief Perkins) “Apparatus Dispatch Date and Time 17:12:29/ Apparatus Arrival date and time 17:12:37 The mistake of the Perkins arrive on scene time was the “Arrive facility date and time 18:08:29″…it was an honest mistake…..Back to Comm Dodd…(McIntee was interrupting throughout the item and he carried on his behavior the rest of the evening…Time for the gavel!)…. Comm. Dodd asked about suspending people for going into a building without permission from BSO…asking AMR what they would do…The response “administrative leave”…He felt that should be a lesson for Chief Perkins …This is where McIntee said he was first…by a minute to a minute and a half and was going in no ifs, ands or buts ….He went on to try and engage the BSO Chief to compare a policeman going into a fire…and felt quite invigorated when Chief Llerena said “that would be a judgment call he would have to make.”…but the caveat was “we don’t have any specific policy”…VFD does…as stated by the Chief…McIntee was not deterred by this mere “detail” …this is where he went for the “medal”…the “hero got for going into the Hyperbaric explosion scene…
No wanting to be left by the wayside Jimmy-boy could not resist…he asked Chief Perkins if he [Jimmy]was allowed to go in the water to save someone drowning..The Chief said “Yes, you are.”…Comm. Silverstone puffed up and said “Do I need permission from anybody?”.. The Chief said he did not…but he said “you do need to contact dispatch to let them know so we all know that you’re in there”…Aw shucks…Jim was not going to let this bravado go “Just for the record if I see somebody out there, I’m going out. If I hear somebody screaming and I’m the first one there I’m gonna do something about it. If I can. I’ll make a judgment call obviously.”…You go Jimmy…you go!….
Commissioner Clottey had another chance to deal with a police issue… and she showed where she’s spending her free time lately (eeny….meany…miny…MOE)…saying it was unfortunate to “put a resident in our community through this.”…(The widow now lives in another town)…”But I do have a question of the Police Chief” (we held our breath, deja vue)… She followed the Vice Mayor’s lead about the May to July date on the investigative report…and it was explained by the BSO Chief as standard … Comm. Clottey said “I also have another question. When you have somebody commit suicide who’s not a public figure in any way shape or form is it common to put the family through something like this?…Chief Llerena just got a dose of “Cluelessness”…and answered “I’m not sure what you’re referring to?…Comm. Clottey “I mean the publicity is it common?”…Chief Llerena “That’s improper for me to comment on. That’s not part of the Sheriff’s office. In terms of the investigation it’s routine, it’s unfortunate but we do have to interview some of the victims and witnesses. That part of the investigation is very routine.”
Comm. Dodd stated a public statement containing the information about the investigative procedures might have alleviated the need for this exercise…the Mayor agreed but still trying to dodge the bullet of public opinion the Vice Mayor went off point by inferring Comm. Dodd wanted the in-depth report of the event…when what Comm. Dodd and the Mayor wanted was just what Mark Brown wanted. Some real accountability and real action taken concerning a member of our town contracted public safety provider who breaks the rules….no judgment call just the rules in black and white….for as the Town Manager said the evening before… there is no gray…
What happens now…well, the Future comes out on Friday…and you can bet the “Truth Deflector” will be ready, with laundry marker in hand …The Chief of the VFD who spent a long time one on one with Mark Brown after the exchange will be doing some fancy footwork to yet again deny his words to the “opposition” of the “Mc-Gang”…The Town might get my PRR back to me before next month and they may have more info than the VFD. …The Town Manager will continue to ignore this very real public safety issue…that effects us all and it should become a factor in her evaluation next Tuesday……
We have a rogue VFD Deputy Chief who believes he is above the VFD bylaws… and continues to believe his actions…are judgment calls that ONLY jeopardize him…we strongly disagree!….
Remember voters…..If your judgment call is to give him 4 more years with his BFF Jimmy-boy Silverstone (Batman and Robin)… Vice Mayor McIntee won’t just be content acting like the Police…he will be the Police in LBTS…… and that will jeopardize us all!….
more to come….
BCbythesea post Oct. 15, 2009…
Dear Readers …At the Tuesday night Commission meeting in Jarvis Hall was the reporter for the Sentinel that covers our town……She must have decided that McIntee had opened the door for the paper to do a story now that McIntee had gone on the record in this open Town Hall meeting and proceeded to all but outright accuse the BSO of not doing their job in the May 4, 2009 suicide investigation, questioning BSO on the statements written in the BSO investigative report for not telling the actual sequence of events in interviews with both the widow and McIntee himself…. There are a some very important details left out of the reporter’s story though … perhaps due to space… I will add them below…..(also-prev. post scoops cat.)…
‘”LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA – The Broward Sheriff’s Office has reopened its investigation into a suicide, in response to a request from Vice Mayor Jerry McIntee.”
(BC- Actually McIntee only asked for the investigation to be reopened for the widow…not him…Will BSO do a full investigation?…Make sure to investigate McIntee…Chief Perkins…AMR….and the neighbors…as well as the widow and the daughter to see which version was truthful BSO’s or McIntee’s.)
“On May 4, a 45-year-old man with health and financial problems shot himself in the head at his residence on Southeast 15th Court, according to Broward Sheriff’s Office reports.”
“McIntee, a former Buffalo, N.Y., police officer and currently deputy chief of the town’s firefighting contractor, said he received a page about the emergency and drove to the house where the victim lived with his wife and eight-year-old daughter. McIntee went in before Broward Sheriff Office deputies arrived, even though the fire department’s rules prohibit entering a crime scene until police secure the location.”
(BC- According to McIntee’s statement to BSO …version #1…on the day of the incident and in his “interview” as “Witness #3″ he states he heard it on his fire radio not his pager…that change was made in McIntee version #2…. He admits entering in both version #1 and #2… despite the VFD- SOP [Standard Operating Procedure] prohibiting this action)
“I would do it again,” McIntee said, “when you have a woman and baby screaming.”
(BC- The “baby was 7 years old…and McIntee admits he would again break the VFD -SOP spelled out in the VFD By-laws)
“He raised the discussion at Tuesday’s commission meeting because, he said, the widow asked him to discuss the events after the bi-weekly By The Sea Future newspaper published a story on Sept. 25. McIntee said he wanted the investigation reopened to counter the newspaper’s account.”
(BC-The By The Sea Future wrote their story using the all the BSO reports…along with the VFD and AMR Reports..6 reports in all…containing version #1….McIntee on the dais Oct. 13, 2009 never says his version #1 was wrong ..He sidesteps by saying it is the widow who says it was wrong…He tells version #2 on the dais …but never says outright version 1 as “Witness #3″ was inaccurate…and never demands that BSO to retract his version #1 statement )
“Fire Chief Robert Perkins said McIntee was not penalized for not following the rules.”
“He did go against our procedures,” Perkins said, “but I found he was justified.”
(BC- A Public Records Request made by this writer on 10/14/09 to the VFD for the “internal inquiry” the Chief said he did in answer to Comm. Dodd on 10/13/09 was never done. A response from the Executive Secretary of the VFD said the VFD only had the CAD report on the incident.)
“The night of the shooting, McIntee said he entered the couple’s bedroom, saw what had happened and moved mother and child to the living room.”
(BC- in version #1 McIntee says the mother and child followed him into the bedroom…In version #2 McIntee says the mother and child were already in the bedroom..in version #2 McIntee says he “swooped up the mother and the child…then “consoled” them in the living room)
“There was no chance of recovery,” McIntee said. “I looked at him briefly — maybe five, 10 seconds — and sensed there was no hope.”
(BC- The above statement was McIntee version #2)
“When deputies arrived, the victim’s arms were trembling, according to a Sheriff deputy’s report. McIntee is a training officer for the fire department but said he did not perform first aid.”:
(BC- This was in the BSO Police event report from the night of by the officer … McIntee is listed as having basic CPR only on the VFD Roster.)
“McIntee told Broward Sheriff Det. Raymond Carmody that he knew the victim was dead because of his color. McIntee also said he never checked for vital signs, according to Carmody’s report.
(BC- This was in the BSO investigative report done at the fire department…version #1.)
“When Mayor Roseann Minnet read from the report and asked McIntee about it during Tuesday’s commission meeting, he said, “That came from a homicide detective who did not take any tape or any notes and who didn’t generate this report for three months.”
“So you’re calling this report a lie?” Minnet said.”
(BC- McIntee never says it was a lie…he was careful not to say that …using the above description of the detective and adding the detective was now sick…and then expanding into the interview being at the firehouse and stories of what McIntee did by putting his feet on the desk…but never saying it was inaccurate.)
“Asked again Wednesday about this part of Carmody’s report, McIntee said, “I don’t know where they got that.”
(BC- WOW!… Talk about throwing down the gauntlet….McIntee the day after the Public Safety Discussion says he doesn’t know where BSO got his version #1 statement?…BSO better get this detective back from sick leave to answer McIntee’s response to the reporter!)
“Carmody’s report also says that according to an EMT with the town’s ambulance contractor American Medical Response, the victim had intermittent vital signs and was treated and transported to North Broward Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.”
(BC- This was contained in the AMR and BSO reports.)
“The shooting victim’s widow did not return several telephone messages and did not appear at Tuesday night’s commission meeting when McIntee asked the Broward Sheriff’s Office to reopen the case.”If there is any doubt as to what circumstances were at that event,’ McIntee said, “the widow can corroborate what happened.”‘
(BC- We hear McIntee tried unsuccessfully for the widow to appear…and again he ONLY wanted BSO to reopen the case for the widows version #1…not his!)
BC- What was also left out of this article was McIntee’s previous definition of defamation statement made the evening before at the LBTS Town Manager Performance Review and his threats to the Editor of the By- The- Sea- Future for “slander”… Mr Brown and his newspaper have nothing to fear from the Vice Mayor……They used the 6 reports generated by the departments involved and can back up everything that was published… as McIntee well knows…Those reports became backup for the Public Safety Discussion item put on by Vice Mayor McIntee http://www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov/town/backup2009.htm scroll down to item 7 a.
full text link to the Sentinel below…
more to come….
Oct. 20, 2009 (cont. 10/13/09 meeting) Commission Meeting – Comm. Comments – VM Mcintee http://lbts.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=259
BCbythese post Oct. 23, 2009….
This paper was hastily put out early to accommodate the Vice Mayor’s and the Furth’s attack on the BSO… There is yet another story with another version about the May 4th, 2009 suicide in Bel-Air…and it is a stomach turner….The Vice Mayor who was the first one to publicly use the widow’s name has now put her picture and name in this edition…It opens up so many questions…and opens the door for BSO to respond and investigate even further…The story and the “Editor’s note” call into question the BSO’s ability to handle a crime..It accuses the BSO of being screw-ups from the time they arrived at the scene all the way to the final investigative report…It says BSO did not get the woman’s story right, did not get McIntee’s statement right…did not investigate properly with “no formal interviews conducted, no recordings or official depositions taken, or written notes preserved to verify the witness statements”…because it was not a “homicide investigation”…OUCH!… How can residents of LBTS feel secure with the BSO if the BSO does not get this straightened out?… It is this writer’s opinion that going after BTSFuture Editor Mark Brown is just an aside to what McIntee is doing to the BSO Police…McIntee knows full well that with the investigation re-opened, the BSO cannot answer back until it finishes… Mark Brown should sue McIntee for his recent slanderous statements on the dais (Oct. 20, 2009 Comm. comments) when McIntee falsely stated Mr Brown pushed his way into the widows front door. The widow contacted Mr. Brown through his paper and set an appointment to meet with him in Pompano Beach…Mr Brown passed by her residence and she came out to see if it was him that drove past. Without her giving him directions and setting a time he would not have known where she lived. The woman was shown the police reports and Mr. Brown proved to her as he did for the readers of his article that he took all his information from the 6 official reports on the incident. He has nothing to worry about from any threat of a lawsuit from VM McIntee…Because unless you are a conspiracy theorist or you really do believe the BSO is inept…the reports from all of the BSO personnel from the day of the incident up to the final release of the investigation 4 months later (which LBTS -BSO Chief Llerena said was standard practice in a crime) are the same…The story only changes from McIntee and the widow…and each new version (The “Truth Deflector/ Oct. 13, 2009 Comm. meeting/ Oct. 20, 2009 Comm. comments/ this issue of the BTSTimes) becomes more and more fanciful…pure comic book “superhero”stuff with a seedy underbelly that looks shamefully like McIntee using this woman for grand self promotion for his re-election in light of his dwindling support…
In the latest version…there is a picture of the Vice Mayor shaking hands with the widow in front of the Blue Seas (Furth’s motel and BTSTimes headquarter-Town Hall East)…So first we must ask…At the Oct. 13th meeting in Jarvis Hall VM McIntee is on the record saying the widow was already interviewed by “an Editor of the By The Sea Times”…that we now know was Cristie Furth…McIntee said it was recorded …Did he sit in on that interview?…Did he and/or Editor Furth tape the widow?… BSO better get that tape to verify this article…and protect themselves from this ongoing scandal… The story is written with quotations… and they are damning…she has changed the story significantly from the BSO police account (prev. posts )…saying this time around “When the suicide happened I started screaming I’m sitting next to my husband’s body, just screaming at the top of my lungs and my 7 year old daughter is distraught…..” “I had already called 911 and standing over my husband’s body still screaming when, almost immediately Mr. McIntee came into the room and said “I heard you from down the street before I got the call” . He then got on his walkie talkie, called for assistance and tried to calm me down”… Well if you believe the widow…Jerry McIntee heard her screaming from inside his house approx. 400 ft. away around the corner while she was inside her master bedroom …BEFORE he got the call (was it on the radio or pager…in 2 prior versions)… If you believe this version and the previous versions of McIntee he must have broken into her house to get to the master bedroom (unless it was unlocked?)…Has BSO spoken to the many neighbors to see if the widow ever came outside the house when yelling for help?….In this version the paramedics arrive within 15 seconds…not even the “Truth Deflector” tells it this way…(they say 30 secs. for the BSO)…In this version McIntee is asked “Please save him”…In the prior versions McIntee admits he did not check for vitals and knew he was gone …in the police report it was by “his color”… on the dais Oct. 13th by the type of wound describing “his head half blown off”…This version makes McIntee’s lack of proper “First Responder” action even worse!… The widow states in this version “I had assumed when I looked into my husband’s eyes and saw the wound- that he had passed. Although he had a faint pulse there was no one home anymore, he was brain-dead.”…The Vice Mayor said he took no vitals, so how did the widow know there was a pulse?…If the widow is correct about a faint pulse it further causes trouble for McIntee not providing any aid for the husband!…According to the AMR and BSO report and McIntee in prior versions…he [McIntee] took the mother and child to the living room and they were not in the room when paramedics worked on the husband…and it was the paramedics who say they found a faint pulse…According to the prior versions the BSO came first…removed the gun and then instructed AMR they could come into the house…In this version the widow says the paramedics came first….It is sad to see the widow feeling the need to enter into McIntee’s politics and be used in such a way… It is disturbing to read that after the incident a week later McIntee came by offering “maybe a ride on the fire truck for my daughter?”… The VFD took up a collection and a sympathy card…but we hear the BSO also collected approximately $3000 for the woman…Then it goes deeper around the bend in including comments about Maureen McIntee and the mutual loss of their dogs… There is nothing that can clarify why that would be included except campaigning in its lowest form …What needs to be remembered here is this…This poor woman went through a life altering ordeal…and what she does or does not remember from it is not the issue…How she felt Vice Mayor McIntee responded is not the issue…The issue is what VFD Deputy Chief McIntee did per the VFD SOPs when responding to a call as a VFD member and a “First Responder”… and what matters is that he says he will not follow the rules if he is faced with a similar call again…no matter how he hears it…by radio …pager or super human hearing!… What matters now to the residents of LBTS is to know if the BSO was correct in their response and investigations…or if McIntee is correct and the BSO was not!…
Link to BTSTimes …archived Oct. 23, 2009 edition http://www.bytheseatimes.com/
HERE IT IS THE OCTOBER 14,2009 BSO SUPPLEMENTAL… DATED NOVEMBER 2, 2009 … (CAPS are for discrepancies/inconsistencies/concerns)
It is a 4 page “Supplemental”…
On page 1 it contains the “Contact Information” of the “Victim” /”Witnesses-Civilians” who are the wife of the victim and “Jerome “Jerry “McIntee”…The Detective is Efrain O. Torres #10690/ Date 11-2-09/ Supervisor is Sergeant Glenn Bukata #5199
Page 2- is the “Narrative”
“On Thursday October 15, 2009 at approximately 2:00 pm, I was directed by Sgt. Bukata to meet with xxxx xxxx and Jerome “Jerry” McIntee in reference to a follow-up investigation in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea; it was concerning additional information.”
“At approximately 6:20 pm, I met with Jerome “Jerry” McIntee at the fire station in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and obtained a sworn digitally recorded statement. I advised McIntee that I was conducting a follow-up investigation in reference to a suicide that occurred at 2036 SE 15th Court. McIntee stated that he was sitting in his living room on the day in question and RECEIVED A PAGE over the volunteer fire department’s PAGER indicating that a subject was shot through the head and that it was a possible suicide. McIntee stated that he could hear a woman screaming as he exited his residence. McIntee indicated that he jumped in the “CHIEF’S” vehicle and drove around the corner where he observed numerous people out in the street in front of the residence, and could hear a woman and child screaming from inside the residence.”
“MCINTEE ADVISED HE MADE AN INSTANTANEOUS DECISION TO ENTER THE RESIDENCE AND PROVIDE AID TO THE VICTIM. McIntee stated that he entered the residence and followed the screaming coming from the bedroom on the left. McIntee advised that he entered the bedroom and observed a white male lying on the bed with an extensive gunshot wound to the head. McIntee indicated that there was brain matter and brain fluid all over the bed. McIntee stated that there was a woman and a small child screaming by the side of the bed so he escorted them out and directed them to a nearby couch where he sat them down and attempted to calm them. MCINTEE ADVISED THAT DEPUTIES ARRIVED ON SCENE WITHIN 30 SECONDS OF HIS BEING IN THE RESIDENCE AND TOOK OVER CONTROL OF THE ”
Page 3 -” SCENE WITHINA MINUTE OF THE TIME THEY ARRIVED. MCINTEE ADVISE THAT EMS ARRIVED WITH THE RESPONDING DEPUTIES.”
“I ASKED MCINTEE IF HE EVER CHECKED THE VICTIM’S VITAL SIGNS AND HE STATED HE NEVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY. McIntee indicated that the victim’s eyes were rolled into the back of his head and he appeared deceased. McIntee stated that there was nothing he could have missed because the victim had brain matter on the LEFT side of his head ans that he shot himself with a “45.” McIntee advised that his main goal at that stage was to get “the poor daughter and wife” out of that room so they didn’t have to face the victim any longer. MCINTEE STATED THAT THIS WAS HIS WHOLE PURPOSE FOR BEING THERE. I started to ask McIntee about Detective Carmody’s report AND HE STATED THAT HE DOESN’T REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT HE TOLD HIM. McIntee stated he SEEMS TO REMEMBER telling Detective Carmody that the victim’s eyes were rolled in his head and that HE WAS ALIVE; AND HAD A “SHITTY” COLOR. McIntee added the victim’s wife and daughter were in the residence when he arrived and not outside in the driveway calling for help, as previously reported by Detective Carmody. (See statement) ”
“At approximately 6:20pm , I met with xxxx xxxx at Gallupi’s Restaurant in Pompano Beach and obtained a sworn digitally recorded statement. xxxx stated that she was taking a nap in her daughter’s room and was half-asleep and heard a “pop.” xxxx stated that she yelled for her daughter and asked if she was ok and received a response that she was fine. xxxx stated that she “jumped up” and went to investigate the noise. xxxx thought that the noise might have been a balloon popping after hitting the ceiling fan or her laptop hitting the floor. xxxx advised she went to check on the victim who she thought was sleeping at the time and saw the gunshot wound. xxxx stated that her daughter was also in the room. xxxx advised that she”
Page 4- “ran into the kitchen and grabbed a phone and came back into the bedroom. xxxx indicated that she called 911 while her daughter was running around in circles in the room. xxxx STATED THAT MCINTEE LATER TOLD HER THAT HE HEARD SCREAMING FROM HIS RESIDENCE. xxxx ADVISED THAT DEPUTIES AND PARAMEDICS ARRIVED ON SCENE ABOUT “15 SECONDS” LATER. ”
“xxxx ADVISED THAT MCINTEE REMOVED HER FROM THE ROOM AND SAT THEM DOWN ON THE COUCH. I ASKED IF MCINTEE STAYED WITH HER THE ENTIRE TIME AND SHE STATED “NO.” xxxx INDICATED THAT MCINTEE LEFT HER ON THE COUCH AND RETURNED TO THE BEDROOM. xxxx STATED THAT MCINTEE WAS TALKING TO HER FOR 10-15 SECONDS BEFORE THE DEPUTIES AND PARAMEDICS ARRIVED AND WAS TELLING HER TO CALM DOWN.xxxx STATED SHE TOLD MCINTEE “PLEASE SAVE HIM, SAVE HIM.” I ASKED xxxx IF MCINTEE PROVIDED AID TO THE VICTIM WHEN HE ARRIVED AND SHE STATED “NO” xxxx stated McIntee told her, “You need to calm down, you shouldn’t be in there, you need to take your daughter and move out of this room.” xxxx stated that she was actually inside her residence, not outside as previously reported in Detective Carmody’s report.(see statement)
BC- There you have it… For all the mud-raking former VM McIntee made on the dais toward Mark Brown Editor of the By The Sea Future on Oct. 13th and 20th, 2009 …and the (defunct?) By The Sea Times interview by Editor/Owner Cristie Furth with accompanying photo by Editor/Owner Marc Furth to try and make the former VFD Dep. Chief some kind of hero … (McIntee had compared himself to the BSO Deputy in the hyperbaric tragedy incident who received a medal for his heroic actions on the dais in October) …at the it turns out in the end…McIntee was anything but a hero that day… no ifs, ands or buts…courtesy of the victim’s wife’s statements!
In this supplemental report…we again see many inconsistencies, discrepancies and cause for concern…Among them is first and foremost McIntee’s statement to Detective Torres “MCINTEE ADVISED HE MADE AN INSTANTANEOUS DECISION TO ENTER THE RESIDENCE AND PROVIDE AID TO THE VICTIM.”….and that “I ASKED MCINTEE IF HE EVER CHECKED THE VICTIM’S VITAL SIGNS AND HE STATED HE NEVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY.”…”McIntee stated he SEEMS TO REMEMBER HE ( the victim) WAS ALIVE; AND HAD A “SHITTY” COLOR.”….
Then you have the victim’s wife stating …. “STATED THAT MCINTEE LATER TOLD HER THAT HE HEARD SCREAMING FROM HIS RESIDENCE….
And especially this…”xxxx ADVISED THAT MCINTEE REMOVED HER FROM THE ROOM AND SAT THEM DOWN ON THE COUCH. I ASKED IF MCINTEE STAYED WITH HER THE ENTIRE TIME AND SHE STATED “NO.” xxxx INDICATED THAT MCINTEE LEFT HER ON THE COUCH AND RETURNED TO THE BEDROOM. xxxx STATED THAT MCINTEE WAS TALKING TO HER FOR 10-15 SECONDS BEFORE THE DEPUTIES AND PARAMEDICS ARRIVED AND WAS TELLING HER TO CALM DOWN.xxxx STATED SHE TOLD MCINTEE “PLEASE SAVE HIM, SAVE HIM.” I ASKED xxxx IF MCINTEE PROVIDED AID TO THE VICTIM WHEN HE ARRIVED AND SHE STATED “NO”…
BC- according to McIntee he was there to AID the victim…McIntee now states the victim was ALIVE….McIntee states he had NO OPPORTUNITY to aid the victim…..BUT….. the victim’s wife states he did indeed have the OPPORTUNITY when he went back to the bedroom! …..The victim’s wife further states she asked McIntee to save her husband …and she states when asked by the Detective if McIntee provided AID TO THE VICTIM WHEN HE ARRIVED AND SHE STATED “NO.”…
Other items still of concern the timing of when the police/EMS came according to both the victim’s wife and McIntee…their 15-30 seconds do not work with their assertions of their time lines… Also the crux of why McIntee wanted this 2nd interview was to make sure the record was straight on where the victim’s wife and daughter were when he arrived and if they followed him into the bedroom… I cannot understand why none of the neighbors were re-interviewed …seems a simple way to get this straight…but that said in the scheme of things and what further damage the victim’s wife did in any credibility McIntee was trying to hold onto in this situation…it seems an aside to the blockbuster statements made and recorded that McIntee did not offer any aid and did have the opportunity to do so…as he himself now states the victim was alive!….
In this writer’s opinion former Vice Mayor/former VFD Dep. Chief McIntee not only rolled the dice and lost big time a few months after this “supplemental” was taken when he threw his hat in the ring for the VFD Fire Chief position….He rolled the dice and lost big time in asking for this “supplemental”!…It clearly states from both the victim’s wife and McIntee himself that he did not act as a “First Responder” as he had a duty to do once he walked through that door and broke the VFD standard operating procedures…
I am sure I will be asked why print this follow-up after the former Vice Mayor has left town for good?… That’s simple…because it is my hope that if he tries to join another fire department they will do a Google to find out what VFD Dep. Chief Jerome”Jerry” McIntee did not do on May 4, 2009… and think twice before sending him out as a “First Responder” in their town…
more to come…..