Deputy Scott Montoya is One Hero the OCSD Doesn't Want

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Far too often in this era we are apt to name someone a hero when it's not deserved.

But Scott Montoya, an Orange County Sheriff's Department deputy, is unquestionably a man who faced imminent, mortal danger with uncommon courage and saved lives.

During the April 8, 2003, battle for Baghdad, Montoya--on assignment as a U.S. Marine Corps reserve sergeant--ran into sniper fire five times to save four other trapped and wounded Marines and an Iraqi citizen. For such valor, he was awarded the Navy Cross.

Yet, nowadays, the sheriff's department doesn't want him among its ranks. Last October, according to court records, the department fired him after concluding that Montoya: used his job "as a means to meet various women"; engaged in "inappropriate activities with minors"; used foul language in front of citizens; spoke about department issues to someone outside the department; and falsified reports of his activities in the patrol division and Gang Reduction and Intervention Program (GRIP).

Montoya is fighting to keep his job and has filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Sandra Hutchens for allegedly violating California's Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act. According to the ex-deputy's lawyer Charles A Goldwasser, department officials had a duty to notify Montoya that he was a target when they began to question his job performance.

"[Hutchens and her staff] completed their investigation and dismissed [Montoya] for misconduct . . . without interviewing him," Goldwasser claimed in the lawsuit.

How badly did department officials think Montoya had behaved? In April 2010, they referred the results of their internal investigation to the Orange County District Atttorney's office (OCDA) for possible prosecution. The DA declined to file charges. Then, again, in August 2010, the department sent a second request for prosecution of Montoya. Again, the DA's office rejected the matter.

Hutchens has not yet filed a response.
--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly
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18 comments
tbgiles
tbgiles

This guy is not a hero.  He is a fraud.  He did not earn his medal in Iraq. 

Margaretsinghdecarlo
Margaretsinghdecarlo

LEAVE HIM ALONE HE DOES THE BEST HE CAN AND ALL YOU DUMN ASS PEOPLE NEED TO BACK OFF HE DOES MORE THEN SAVE OUR ASSES FROM BEING HURT PEOPLE NEED TO GIVE HIM LOVE SERIOUSLY HOW MANY WOMEN WANT HIM BUT CNT HAVE HIM THEY NEED TO GET ON WITH THEIR LIFE LEAVE THIS MAN ALONE 

s,m,hr2
s,m,hr2

ur great cop scotty i read ur story .i am proud of u man keep going u gona be the best cop in america.love ya

Debiemoralez56
Debiemoralez56

SCOTT MONTOYA AS BEEN CHATTING WITH ME ON LINE TELLING ME HE IS STILL IN IRAQ.  AND WANTS TO MARRY ME

goodheart
goodheart

i dont think so. he is gona married u sillyyyyyyyyy and now he s in america right now go fuck ur self that is better.hahahhahaha

Bubbleszs75
Bubbleszs75

Plenty of people around pretending to be the Scott Montoya referred too in the above article.. Plenty of fakes too on fb..

Lldd
Lldd

Karma is a beautiful thing..........

Brent Bauer
Brent Bauer

I completely agree with Lopez down below...THIS GUY IS NOT A HERO HE IS A FRAUD...FEEL FREE TO ASK ANYONE FROM HIS FORMER MARINE CORP UNIT. 

Dale
Dale

I was also in fox 2/23 during april 8, 2003 and agree with the others, being a fraud hero and then using it and your badge to evoke power over victims what a disshonorable shame he has brought apoun the Corps and the OCSD

LOPEZ
LOPEZ

If the author of this story wants a true back ground on the events of 8 April 03, please give me a call, and please request the two investigations done on the events of 8 April 03. The first was a internal investigation done in July 2004, which recommended that an outside agentcy should investigate further. The second was an IG investigation done by the IG USMC, a couple years ago. The findings will surprise you. Long story short, the actual events of 8 April 03 in Baghdad, didnt happen as the Navy Cross Citation reads.

SGT/Fox Co Marine
SGT/Fox Co Marine

In regards to the events of April 8, 2003, please refer to the following FB link to get the real story of what the "Hero" really did not do. http://www.facebook.com/group....Montoya has been a fraud for way too long, from being kicked out of Sniper for cheating to the events that actually too place in Saddam City in Baghdad. Im sure many of the Marines in Fox Company 2/23 would be more than happy to tell the real story.Marine Sgt 

Scout
Scout

The world is full of smallminded people eager to gossip about people in positions of power or those who have enviable traits or talents.

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Jesse
Jesse

Sandra Hutchins has way too much integrity to be Sheriff of Orange County. After 30 years of Brad Gates and Mike Carona - we need someone more in the mold of Former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams - Oh shit, he almost DID become sheriff didn't he.

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i like the new sheriff fuck that guy

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OCLocal
OCLocal

Wow. I don't know the facts, but if they really fired him without ever interviewing him, seems like they didn't fully investigate the issues. Maybe he was doing the things they fired him for, but they need to interview him as part of their investigation. I am sure there is a lot more to this story.

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