Drug Investigation Results in Departure of Three OH Fire Officers

Two fire officers have resigned and a third has retired as an internal investigation into drug use and sale in an Ohio fire department is released. Liberty Township Lieutenants Justin Graham and Josh Cleland have resigned and Captain Chris Olsen has retired following an internal investigation that concluded drugs were being bought and sold at work.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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