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Lake Twp. fire chief resigns amid investigation into use of fire hall saline IV bags on intoxicated officer


Lake Township Trustee Melanie Bowen said the departures of Chief Walters, left, and two other firefighters stem from a "poor decision" the couple made after leaving a wedding reception Saturday.

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WALBRIDGE - Lake Township Fire Chief Todd Walters and two firefighters/paramedics resigned amid a township police investigation into intravenous-fluid bags of saline being taken from a department fire hall to treat an intoxicated off-duty police officer.

Township trustees Melanie Bowen and Richard Welling announced the resignations during a special meeting tonight after a closed-door meeting with Police Chief Mark Hummer, Deputy Fire Chief Mike Hornyak, and Tom Hayes, the township attorney.

Trustee Ron Sims didn't attend the meeting.

Ms. Bowen, board chairman, said the departures of Chief Walters and the two firefighters - Richard Hallock and his wife, Michelle Hallock - stem from a "poor decision" the couple made after leaving the wedding reception of Trustee Sims' son on Saturday.

Chief Walters also attended the wedding of Steve Sims, a township firefighter, that was held in the township. The groom's brother, Scott Sims, who is a Lake Township police officer, was taken from the reception and administered saline solution obtained from the Millbury Fire Hall, the trustees said.

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