The Texarkana, Texas Fire Department yesterday placed one of its employees, Jordan Williams, 39, on administrative leave during an investigation by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a press release issued by the City, "as a Civil Service employee, the City will provide Williams with due process related to his employment, as required under civil service rules."

When asked why Williams was being investigated, Texarkana, Texas Public Information Officer, Lisa Thompson was tight-lipped about the matter.

"I can't comment any further," she said.

"The City of Texarkana, Texas and the Texarkana, Texas Fire Department are committed to serving citizens and are primarily concerned with the safety and well-being of the community," the press release summed up.