Posted at: 12/13/2012 3:31 PM
Updated at: 12/13/2012 6:45 PM
The Greece Police Officer accused of serving alcohol to a minor has been fired by the department. On Wednesday, Greece Town Board voted to terminate the employment of Sam Ross with Greece Police Department.
31-year-old Sam Ross is charged with unlawfully dealing with a child.
Ross is accused of giving alcohol to an 18-year-old on at least three different occasions. News10NBC has learned they met through social media and that it was *not* through Facebook. In the court paperwork, News10NBC learned that the two did have a "personal relationship."
Ross worked for years as a police officer with the Greece Police Department and most recently, he was responsible for bringing the K-9 unit back to the department. Ross had been suspended with pay from the Greece Police Department.
The town board also voted to turn over ownership of the K9 dog Hunter to the same private citizen who originally donated him to the town.