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2 Fired, 1 Demoted in Madisonville Fire Department Investigation

Two Madisonville Fire Department employees were fired and one was demoted following an investigation into an incident involving the trio.

Posted: Jan 21, 2021 2:01 PM

Madisonville Mayor Kevin Cotton says three Madisonville Fire Department employees are facing repercussions following an investigation.

Few details have been released surrounding the investigation or the conduct of the employees-in-question, but Mayor Cotton has released a statement surrounding the incident.

You can read Mayor Cotton's full statement below:

“The City of Madisonville was made aware of a situation that occurred with three Madisonville Fire Department employees. Once made aware of the situation, the City of Madisonville promptly conducted an investigation and placed involved employees on administrative leave pending the investigation. Per investigation findings, the City of Madisonville elected to terminate two individuals, and one employee was demoted in rank. Madisonville remains committed to providing our community with impeccable service by employing men and women of high integrity. Madisonville is very fortunate to have very upstanding first responders.”

No further information has been made available at this time.


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