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    Trooper Zachary Saxon fired from Ark. State Police

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A Dover man was fired from the Arkansas State Police after a scandalous complaint was filed against him.

    Arkansas State Police public information officer Bill Sadler said Trooper Zachary Saxon of Fort Smith was fired after being accused of "engage[ing] in a sexual relationship while on duty."

    Trooper Saxon's file indicated that he verbally admitted to the accusation, and that the sexual relationship took place on Trooper Saxon's lunch break at his home.

    Saxon was a probationary employee at the time of his firing. According to ASP, troopers are placed on a probationary period of 18 months after time of hiring. Saxon was hired Feb. 25, 2012.

    Since he was a probationer, Col. Stan Witt cited Arkansas Code Annotated 12-8-203(a)(1) saying, "A probationer may be discharged by the Director of the Department of Arkansas State Police with the approval of the Arkansas State Police Commission with or without cause."

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