MCKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A McKinney firefighter has been terminated from his job after he was arrested for sexual assault of a child.
In a statement, McKinney Fire Chief Danny Kistner told CBS 11: “Chad E. Watson was terminated from the McKinney Fire Department today. He will be going through his legal due process in the courts. As a Fire Department, safety and maintaining the public trust is of utmost importance and we take these matters very seriously.”READ MORE: Denton Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Struck Woman In Wheelchair
On Monday, Watson was suspended without pay, according to a statement from the city, amid the allegations of sexual assault.READ MORE: 66-Year-Old Runs Red Light In Arlington, Later Dies At The Hospital
The 38-year-old was honored two years ago with the Chief’s Award at the 2017 McKinney firefighters banquet.MORE NEWS: Fight In Dallas Between Two Men Escalates, Leaving 1 With Gunshot Wound
He was arrested by the Collin County Sheriff’s Department.