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Philadelphia Firefighter In Calendar Dispute Dies

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(Philadelphia firefighter Jack Slivinski, posing for the charity calendar that got him suspended.)

(Philadelphia firefighter Jack Slivinski, posing for the charity calendar that got him suspended.)

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Officials in Philadelphia say a firefighter who was reprimanded after posing shirtless for a charity calendar is dead.

Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers says 31-year-old Jack Slivinski was found dead early Saturday in his Lawndale home.

Ayers calls his death “devastating” and says police are investigating.

Slivinski was suspended in April after posing shirtless in low-slung jeans in front of a city fountain for a calendar that was to feature dozen firefighters (see related story).

Ayers said such shots violate department policy and Slivinski had not gotten permission. He was allowed to return to his unit the following month after a verbal reprimand.

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