Wooten investigation ongoing

South Lane County Fire & Rescue Chief John Wooten was placed on leave last week.

COTTAGE GROVE – It’ll be another week before the South Lane Fire County Fire & Rescue board reconvenes to discuss the investigation of fire Chief John Wooten’s alleged personal Facebook posts dating back two months, ones that say the pandemic is a hoax and that rioters should be shot. 

SLCF&R’s initial statement on June 2 said that Chief Wooten “did not make any statement in his official capacity as fire chief,” and stated . . .