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Jim Verbosky - Fire Chief
Rossford, OH Fire Department
Rossford Chief James ...
Rossford Chief James Verbosky chose retirement rather than firing.
Feb. 14--Rossford fire Chief James Verbosky was told to resign, retire, or face termination after an investigation showed he had sent electronic messages of a sexual nature to a female firefighter in January.
Chief Verbosky, 48, submitted a letter Thursday stating he would retire March 31.
Chief Verbosky called the situation an "unfortunate incident" and said he "made a mistake."
"It was just basically an unfortunate misunderstanding," he
Mr. MacKinnon said Chief Verbosky was given a Friday deadline to submit a letter to the city.
Chief Verbosky, who has been a member of the department since 1983, was appointed lieutenant in 1992 and became the chief in February, 1999, according to Mr. Ciecka.
Rossford Fire Rescue Department - Rossford, Ohio
Pictured here (L to R) are FF/EMT Ryan Launder, Fire Chief Jim Verbosky, and FF/EMT Bob Schumann.
Chief James Verbosky is ...
Chief James Verbosky is stepping down march 31st.
That's what happened to Rossford's fire chief, Jim Verbosky.
The mayor says Verbosky
was forced to resign after he
sent an inappropriate Facebook message to a fellow female firefighter last in January.
The chief was already on probation from an incident last march for falsifying a signature.
With those two incidents, the mayor told the chief he
would either be terminated or he
Chief James Verbosky is stepping down March 31st.