Fire captain arrested during emergency call

April 2, 2010 9:59:15 AM PDT
Prosecutors in Colorado are deciding whether to file charges against a fire captain who was arrested and handcuffed during an emergency call. It's the latest twist in a dispute between city officials in Leadville and the Lake County sheriff.

City officials say Dailey went to the sheriff's office to help after someone called an ambulance for a woman with a neck injury. They say deputies arrested Dailey after he refused their orders to leave.

Fire Capt. Dan Dailey was released about an hour after his March 27 arrest.

City officials defended Dailey's decision to go to the scene. Sheriff Ed Holte was out of the office Friday and didn't respond to a message.

The city and sheriff have been at odds over who should provide emergency protection outside Leadville.


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