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Dee Burgin was “Let Go” today

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On August 1, 2012


We have just received information that Dee Burgin is no longer a Deputy in the Edgar County Sheriff Department. This comes after the 30 day appeal period for the guilty verdict from the Civil Rights Lawsuit he and Terry Rogers lost expired. We do not know the reason for his release at this time, but we will provide a more detailed synopsis as soon as we can gather more information.


Wow, news travels fast, snippits from Disclosure in Richland County – read the whole article at this link:

Dee Burgin…deputy no more. We told ya it would happen, Dee.

You shouldn’t have screwed with our vendors………..

……..Congrats, Edgar County…just don’t send his sorry ass back down here to Richland.


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  • LowerTtrash
    Posted at 15:29h, 02 August

    Now to get his @ss off of the ETSB.

  • Vickie Mitchell
    Posted at 17:01h, 02 August

    I would just like to say….Paris is lucky to have you. You do
    a great job. Now, why don’t you come over here to Terre Haute
    and start doing some good here! There is so much of “It’s not
    that much against the law” crap going on over it’s not even

  • Incredulous
    Posted at 07:50h, 04 August

    Wait… he’s not automatically barred from the ETSB?!?! What the hell??
    So we’re still paying him for a position he’s obviously NOT trustworthy
    enough to handle.

    I understand his removal from the Sheriff’s Department isn’t necessarily
    enough but maybe his CONVICTION should color the boards decision, just a

    Isn’t there a statute somewhere that says if you’ve been convicted of a
    crime that you cannot hold an office?

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 10:06h, 04 August

      Time will tell on the ETS Board. The ETS Board is not a paid
      position, except for actual expenses. He was not convicted in a
      criminal court, but rather a Federal Civil Court – similar to
      the O.J. murder trial finding of not guilty, but then a finding
      of guilty in a civil trial for basically the same offense.

      His conscience alone should compel him to resign the ETSB, but we
      all know that is highly unlikely.

  • Watching
    Posted at 23:32h, 08 August

    Will you be posting more on this situation…I would love to know why he was fired.

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 11:08h, 09 August

      An official reason is hard to come by, but we are still
      working on it.

  • anonymous
    Posted at 11:04h, 30 August


  • candy apple
    Posted at 14:17h, 30 August

    Waiting on the detailed synopsis…..since in the
    wake of his wrongful termination….he was released
    of the judgement and punitive damages. I know the
    Sheriff has a hard copy or two of this release.
    Do the right thing for once and do the follow up.
    Insert foot and chew vigorously.

  • Kirk Allen
    Posted at 15:58h, 30 August

    Dear Candy Apple,
    You comment has statements of fact that so far has no
    evidence to support the claim.
    Wrongful Termination? Says Who? What Proof?

    Need I read to you from the County Personel Policy Manual?
    All County employees are required to adhere to and
    comply with all the following sections. Failure to do so
    could result in disciplinary action, up to and including
    B. Civil Rights Violations. An employee shall not engage
    in actions which constitute a violation of federal and state
    laws and Executive Orders.

    He was found guilty of violating the persons civil rights!
    NO SETTLEMENT changes that!

    By the very county personel policy in place it would be grounds
    for termination. How on earth can you take the stance
    its a wrongful termination when we dont even know why he
    was terminated? As a probationary deputy I believe he can
    be let go without cause!

    In order to take a position that it was wrongful termination
    you would have to first know why he was terminated. Please
    do tell!

    Being released of the financial obligation of the penalty
    for his actions does not remove the fact he is guilty of
    violating that persons rights.

    If you have a copy of the information then send it our
    way and we will post it. In the mean time, as of this
    message I have sent a FOIA for it however I dont expect
    to get it before the 3rd of Septemeber as it was not
    supposed to be public record until then from what I was
    told by the law firm.

    How is it that you have a copy or know of it?