Michael Halderman, a third-generation firefighter resigned last month after he was caught selling opioids to an informant who was working with Nassau County cops.
Judge Kara Miller, who handled proceedings at Halderman's Administrative Trial recommended the 14-year veteran of the FDNY be fired even though he had a clean disciplinary record and two merit citations. Miller, who was quoted in the New York Daily News said, "His conduct demonstrates his reckless disregard for the law and safety of those he would be charged with protecting."
Halderman's lawyer, Peter Gleason questioned the court's ruling saying "There are people who have done far worse who are still with the fire department, Miller's decision was ridiculous."
Gleason also has his doubts about the drug sale saying "The desperate confidential informant" a drug user himself, worked with the police to avoid facing drug charges.
Michael Halderman's father is a retired deputy chief. His uncle, Lt. David Halderman was killed when the Twin Towers came down on September 11, 2001.
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