FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla.-- Flager County firefighter, Jared Parkey was supposed to be battling a nearly 200 acre wildfire over the weekend, but a suspected road rage incident has him sidelined. Police say he was shot by former Flagler Beach Police Officer, Nathan Juratovac.
Parkey's fire Captain, Ron Bolser, tells Action News that he and the rest Parkey's station are shocked. He says Parkey has been nothing but peaceful the four years he's worked with him in the field. And they can't imagine why anyone would hurt him.
"He's an awesome guy," said Bolser. "Always had a smile, I don't think I've ever seen him with anything but a smile. He's not somebody that's a troublemaker."
Known around his station as "Superman" for his strength, fellow firefighters were relieved but weren't surprised that Parkey made it out of the incident alive.
"We knew you couldn't kill Superman, and Jared is definitely Superman," said Bolser.
Flager County firefighters are making sure Parkey is taken care of.
"I know that many of the guys have been by his house," said Bolser.
In fact some crews even volunteered to give up time with their own families over the holiday weekend to cover for Parkey. Bolser tells Action News, Parkey is just that kind of guy.
"They just volunteered to work for him so he wouldn't iss any pay and life would go right on and good for him," said Bolser.
Bolser declined to comment on the incident. Suspect, Nathan Juratovac was initially detained in the St. Johns County Jail but has since been moved for his own safety.