Lee County fire chief returning

Lee County fire chief returning

LEE CO., Ga. (WALB) - David Forrester will be returning as Lee County’s fire chief and emergency management director, according to the Lee County Board of Commissioners.

On July 19, WALB reported that Forrester would no longer be fire chief.

Co-County Manager Mike Sistrunk said at the time that responsibilities of the fire chief and EMA director would be transferred over to Deputy Chief Coleman Williams, who was next in the chain of command.

In a three to two vote Wednesday afternoon, commissioners decided to have Forrester return to his position.

WALB News 10 spoke with Lee County Commission Chairman Billy Mathis about the decision.

“Our process in the county and our personnel policies are that the manager makes a decision and then the board of commissioners has the final say when it comes to department heads. So we just followed the procedure and personnel policy,” said Mathis.

WALB News 10 has requested the personnel documents on David Forrester.

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