Chattanooga: Fire Department cadet fired

Chattanooga: Fire Department cadet fired

January 23rd, 2012 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Tyler Stout

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

A 22-year-old Chattanooga Fire Department cadet was terminated this morning after he was arrested in Red Bank over the weekend.

Tyler Stout, 22, faces charges of driving under the influence and possession of a firearm while under the influence after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash.

Stout was part of a 24-member class of recruits at the academy. He was on a leave of absence from the Soddy-Daisy Police Department. Stout started out at Soddy-Daisy Police Department in communications before becoming a sworn officer.

It's unclear how his status at the police department will be affected by his recent arrest.

For more on this story, read Tuesday's Times Free Press.