The Fire Department’s most senior firefighter is still on administrative leave.
But R.C. Smith, Jr. is no longer collecting a paycheck from taxpayers.
Smith was placed on paid administrative leave in February pending an unspecified investigation.
On Tuesday, Tommy Smith, the fire department’s deputy chief of support services, said his status has changed to “unpaid administrative leave.” He didn’t specify when.
“Beyond that I don’t have any additional information because it is a pending personnel issue,” Tommy Smith said.
R.C. Smith and Tommy Smith are not related.
But R.C. Smith does have family ties to the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
His father, Richard Smith, was the fire chief from 1979 to 1989.