AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin firefighter is suspended from work for five days for bringing a handgun to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
According to a disciplinary memorandum, Troy McMillin, an Austin Fire Department Fire Specialist, went through a TSA checkpoint in January with a loaded handgun accidentally stored in his carry-on luggage. Following interviews and investigations, fire officials determined McMillin’s act was a mistake and not intentional.
In the memo, Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr says McMillin violated AFD Code of Conduct by failing to comply with laws, i.e. bringing a weapon into a prohibited location. McMillin is suspended for five days without day from April 6-10.
McMillin is due in Travis County District court this Wednesday for his prohibited weapon charge.
According to an AFD spokesperson, McMillin works in operations and has 11 years of service.