An African American captain who was given a 20-day suspension for posting “Welcome to the Plantation” signs in the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue’s fire prevention office last August has opted to retire.
Captain Alvin Floyd, a 24-year JFR veteran, had been charged with unbecoming conduct and misuse of a computer after the signs were discovered on August 27, 2012. The signs were posted on each of three entry doors to the fire prevention office, where Captain Floyd was assigned. An investigation pointed toward Captain Floyd as the perpetrator, and he later confessed.
The penalty imposed, a 20 day suspension, had been stayed pending a Civil Service appeal. Captain’s Floyd’s retirement was effective Monday, meaning he will not have to serve the suspension.