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Ozark City Council Passes Down Judgement On Ozark Fire Chief

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: Thomas Azar
Date: Apr 18 2013 12:04 PM

OZARK:  After some 7 hours of Executive Session, Ozark Mayor Billy Blackwell and members of the Ozark City Council have passed judgment on Ozark Fire Chief Greg Boutwell..


The Council voted to suspend the Fire Chief for 30 days without pay and will return to work on May 6. Chief Boutwell will undergo mandatory counseling, mandatory testing for drugs and alcohol, can not sit on the Ozark - Dale County 911 Board for one year, and must write letter of apology to all involved.


This decision comes on the heels of the Fire Chief's order to the 911 Center for cancelling a request for helicopter on a four wheeler accident. The four wheeler accident was in the Echo Ambulance jurisdiction.


Mayor Billy Blackwell said the only reason they are doing this discipline is because "he made a decision that was not his to make even though it was the right decision".


Do what Billy??? Did you really say such a statement??? May I see your medical license Mayor???


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