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Saturday, March 22, 2008

[FL] Deadly McGuire firefighter-on-firefighter dv just like anyone's ups and downs?

...McGuire-Wolfe, 31, told deputies she feared for her son's safety. "How far do you want to take this?... I'll kill you," she said her husband shouted... "Of course, we're disappointed one of our people was arrested," [Assistant Fire Chief Mike Ciccarello] said, adding that firefighters have the same ups and downs in life as anyone else. "We stand behind our people, and we'll do whatever we can to help them through"...

Firefighter Is Accused Of Hitting [Threatening To Kill, Choking, Pinning, Kicking, Throwing, Pushing, Slamming] His Wife In Fight Over Son
Tampa Tribune
By Lisa A. Davis
BAYONET POINT - A Pasco County firefighter-EMT is accused of hitting his wife, also a firefighter and emergency medical technician, during an argument over their infant son. Joseph D. McGuire, 31, of 13121 Shadberry Lane, was being held late Wednesday at Land O' Lakes Jail on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. Bail was set at $250. Deputies responded to the couple's home after a 911 call just before 10 p.m. Tuesday and found nobody there, a case report states. That's because the family was at the sheriff's office. McGuire had driven with his son and wife, Christine McGuire-Wolfe, to the New Port Richey Jail to report the altercation, a report says. McGuire told deputies his wife left with their 3-month-old son for three days last week and didn't tell him where they went, so he wanted to take the baby away, a report states. When he tried to leave their home, she attempted to stop him and called 911 while trying to get his keys, the report says. After McGuire got the baby into a car seat, his wife got into the truck and wouldn't get out, so he began to drive but she tried to grab the steering wheel, deputies said McGuire told them. He said that during the altercation, he pushed his wife in self-defense. McGuire-Wolfe, however, told deputies a different story. They were talking, she said, and her husband grew angry. "If I can't have my son, you can't either," he told her, according to a sheriff's report. McGuire-Wolfe, 31, told deputies she feared for her son's safety. "How far do you want to take this?... I'll kill you," she said her husband shouted. McGuire is accused of then pushing his forearm against her throat, pinning her to a doorway and then against a wall, and twisting her arm while she tried to call 911. Her husband put the baby in his truck. At some point, her husband threw her to the floor and kicked her head and an ankle, the report says she told deputies. While she got to her feet, she pushed the alarm on her key chain, the report states, and her husband grabbed her eyeglasses off her face, threw them across the garage and started slamming her hand against a counter so she would drop her keys. She jumped in the truck because she was worried about her son, the report states, and McGuire told her he was driving them to the sheriff's office because "they would believe him and she would never see her son again." McGuire told deputies, they said, that his wife called 911 and made up the story about him threatening her. Deputies noted some small cuts on McGuire and blood on his shirt. Mcguire-Wolf had blood smeared on her face and hands and also had several small cuts, according to a report. Her neck and the area behind her right ear were red. Because he is charged with a misdemeanor and not a felony, McGuire will be allowed to return to work while the case plays out in county court, acting Assistant Fire Chief Mike Ciccarello said Wednesday. Supervisors will evaluate him "because of his anger-management situation," the chief said. "Of course, we're disappointed one of our people was arrested," he said, adding that firefighters have the same ups and downs in life as anyone else. "We stand behind our people, and we'll do whatever we can to help them through," Ciccarello said. Published March 13, 2008. [Source]
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