Marco Island fire training chief arrested for domestic violence

Reporter: Morgan Rynor Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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Fire Training Chief Grady Harrison, 33. Credit: via City of Marco Island website.

Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrested Training Chief Grady Harrison, 33, of City of Marco Island Fire-Rescue Department Saturday morning for charges related to domestic violence, the fire department says.

According to the CCSO arrest report, Collier deputies responded after dispatch received a call from a woman who was screaming “help me” over the phone. And the line disconnected and the caller did not respond again. Prior to the disconnect dispatch told deputies loud banging could be heard during the call, and a woman was crying and said her husband was trying to kill her.

Deputies responded to the home of the caller and found the woman’s husband on top of her, and he was identified as Training Chief Harrison.

The woman told deputies Harrison was choking her before they responded. At one point she said she thought she was going to die.

According to the MIFRD press release, Harrison is being placed on administrative leave. The department’s website said he has been with it since 2015.

Harrison face charges for Domestic Battery By Strangulation and Obstruction Of Justice-Tampering (third-degree felony).

A mugshot of Harrison is currently protected by a Florida public records law.

Harrison is in custody, and the incident remains under active investigation. Harrison’s court date is scheduled for August 26.

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