City closes fire department probe

  • Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012 10:19 a.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, November 30, 2012 3:50 p.m.

SALISBURY — The city has closed the internal investigation into sexual misconduct at the Salisbury Fire Department.

Through the course of the investigation, the following disciplinary action was taken:


• Tim Grisham, engineer — terminated.

• Chet Hedrick, fire control specialist II — terminated.

• Jeremi Carter, fire control specialist II — terminated.

• Shawn McBride, captain, demoted to engineer and suspended five 24-hour shifts without pay.

Salisbury Fire Chief Bob Parnell is expected to issue a statement at 3 p.m. today.

In early 2011, Parnell fired three other firefighters and suspended Hedrick after a previous investigation into sexual misconduct.

The Post will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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