In early December, a firefighter was convicted by the Sint Maarten Court of First Instance for threat with a firearm, and possession of an illegal firearm.
The firefighter threatened one person, after a very drunken evening and, in his defense, said during his court appearance that he did not remember the incident.
According to the court, his behavior can not only affect the way his profession is viewed, but can create a feeling of fear and insecurity for the victim and the population.
The firefighter was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment, including 12 months suspended. _OF