Court: former deputy eligible for unemployment

(WLFI Photo, file)
(WLFI Photo, file)

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A court has decided a deputy, who lost his job after shooting at another officer with training ammunition, is entitled to unemployment.

According to 24-Hour News 8’s partners, The Columbus Republic, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled 38-year veteran, Robbie Amos, was not fired for cause.

Bartholomew County Sheriff Mark Gorbett said jobless benefits were the only issue at stake in the appeals court.

“This has nothing to do with (Amos’) employment, and he’s not coming back,” Gorbett said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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