Tryon town council fires police officerPublished 6:05pm Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tryon Town Council fired police corporal J.J. Sauve this week.
Sauve told News Channel 13 that he was fired for an inappropriate racial remark he made in 2008. He said he was disciplined for it then and remained on the force and he does not know why the incident was brought up again.
Interim Tryon Town Manager Joey Davis said the town cannot make any comments regarding a personnel issue.
Davis did say that Sauve was employed with the town police department for four years and nine months, first being employed part-time and then full-time. At the time of his termination he was ranked a corporal.
Sauve’s official termination date was Monday, June 25.
Sauve said he plans to fight the termination and to meet with an attorney.