Kingsville's Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief on Leave


Two top fire officials from Kingsville's fire department are on leave.

AM800 news has learned Chief Chuck Parsons along with Deputy Chief Jeff Dean have been on leave for the last two weeks.

Since it's a personnel matter, the town will not be commenting but council is expected to discuss the matter during its closed session Monday night.

An item has been added to the agenda that states "personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal employees RE: Matters involving the Kingsville Fire Department."

Gary Shepley along with Rob Brando and Scott Moore are sharing the leadership roles on an interim basis.

Parsons was named chief in March 2017 while Dean was the interim chief following the retirement of Bob Kissner in February 2017.