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4 Macon Co. Employees Say They Were Fired for Not Supporting Sheriff's Re-Election -- Jen French

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MACON COUNTY (Jen French) -- Four county workers say they're the real losers after the state primary. Two deputies and two corrections officers claim they were fired after they refused to support Sheriff Mark Gammons in his campaign for re-election.

The former county workers have hired an attorney and contacted the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

They claim Macon County sheriff Mark Gummons was asking deputies to put up signs while on the clock.

The terminated workers told FOX 17 that their families were supporting the sheriff's opponent. All four received termination letters the day after the primary.

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"I got fired. I had no idea this was coming; not an inkling," Phillip Harper said, former school resource officer.

TBI told FOX 17 that they have not started a formal investigation. The district attorney will need to be notified first.

Harper said because of the office intimidation, he has no plans on fighting to get his job back.  

FOX 17 stopped by Sheriff Mark Gammons home but no one answered. Our calls were not returned. Gammons was not present at the Macon County hearing Monday night.

Attorney Roland Mumford is representing the four fired workers.

The county commission is still deciding if they will ask the district attorney to investigate.

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