2 Madisonville Fire Dept. employees fired, 1 demoted after investigation

Updated: Jan. 27, 2021 at 2:16 PM CST
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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WFIE) - We have some new information in a story we told you about last week.

As we reported, Madisonville city officials say there was an investigation into three Madisonville Fire Department employees.

They say it resulted in two employees getting fired and one employee being demoted.

We now have documents from the city that show the two fired employees are Daniel Kovach and Jon Burke. They show the demoted employee is Ronald Faulk.

The documents show one of the employees had a prescription for Nitro, but didn’t have enough before heading out of town.

They show two of the men decided he could take a bottle Nitro from the department that is meant to be used on emergency calls.

The documents show Faulk was demoted for failing to notify.

Madisonville Mayor Kevin Cotton previously shared the following statement:

“The City of Madisonville was made aware of a situation that occurred with three Madisonville Fire Department employees. Once made aware of the situation, the City of Madisonville promptly conducted an investigation and placed involved employees on administrative leave pending the investigation. Per investigation findings, the City of Madisonville elected to terminate two individuals, and one employee was demoted in rank. Madisonville remains committed to providing our community with impeccable service by employing men and women of high integrity. Madisonville is very fortunate to have very upstanding first responders.”

Officials say information was passed to Kentucky State Police.

KSP say the investigation didn’t lead to any charges.

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