A former police sergeant, fired in 1987 following allegations he had sex with his girlfriend while on duty, has filed a $600,000 wrongful termination suit against the northern Utah city.

In 2nd District Court suit, Benjamin A. Glover seeks $300,000 for "severe emotional distress," another $300,000 for injury to his reputation and an undetermined amount in lost wages and benefits.Glover, 48, a 21-year veteran of the Roy Police Department, was fired in May 1987 by Police Chief M. Junior Hammon.

At the time, Hammon said only that Glover was terminated because of "multiple violations of department policy."

Hammon's decision was upheld by a board of city employees and by the City Council.

Glover contends he was fired because, in part, his ex-girlfriend wrongly accused him of having sex while on duty. The former officer said he had coffee breaks and lunch with her, but not sex on duty.