Mercedes fire chief terminated due to violation of policy

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City of Mercedes based Ambulance (Source: KGBT) 

The City of Mercedes terminated Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator Tommy Ureste on Friday. 

According to Mercedes City Manager Sergio Zavala, Ureste was terminated due to a zero tolerance policy violation. 

“I didn’t really have a choice in the matter so I had to pursue that avenue to discharge the chief” said Zavala.

It is still unclear what policy Ureste violated. 

CBS4 reached out to Ureste, but he has yet to respond. 

This is a developing story and will bring you the latest details as soon as they become available.


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