Reinstate the "Duplin Three"
The purpose of this petition is to call on our community and leaders to reinstate the three employees recently terminated from DCEMS. No employee denies making a mistake. They are willing to undergo appropriate punishment as deemed necessary by whatever powers may be, short of termination. The loss of their jobs, retirement prospects and health care insurance for the oversight of an insensitivity on their part seems far too steep a penalty to pay when the offended party openly states they meant them no harm and even supported their continued employment. There was a lesson to be learned here and these three employees have learned it in profundum. These people have done great work in our community. They have, until recently, been important parts of our medical community.They not only did paid work, they volunteered their time, efforts and money to citizens having medical emergencies within Duplin County. They have not only saved lives, they have provided comfort to our citizens during some of their darkest days. They have done all of this despite their own personal burdens. It is only right that we step up and support them during their time of need. By signing this petition, you are not stating that you believe the employees have done no wrong, only that they should be corrected in a manner more befitting of three people who have provided over two decades of combined, selfless service.