A Brevard County paramedic is without a job Wednesday night because he's being accused of dumping a patient off a stretcher in the middle of an emergency situation.
The incident happened Feb. 25, at Wuesthoff Medical Center, in Rockledge.
According to a police report, a 49-year-old man was taken to the emergency room. The man then refused to get off the stretcher, a report states.
Paramedic Kenneth Hallenbeck was involved in the call and argued with the man, police said.
Hallenbeck turned the stretcher over, which sent the man falling to the ground, a report states.
Brevard County officials held a hearing Tuesday. Based on the charges, they determined Hallenbeck would be fired.
"Based on two offenses, one involving the public trust and one involving the fact that there was an altercation involving a hospice patient, we decided to make that dismissal," said Don Walker, public information officer for Brevard County.
Hallenbeck was an 11-year veteran with Brevard County Fire Rescue, making just more than $42,000 a year, records show.
Hallenbeck hasn't replied to News 13's request for comment.
Officials at the State Attorney's Office said there is surveillance video of the incident, but the footage isn't being released because Hallenbeck has the right to appeal his firing.