City & Government, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Public Safety & Health

SLCF&R Fire board could make decision on Wooten’s status Thursday

South Lane County Fire & Rescue Chief John Wooten

COTTAGE GROVE – South Lane Fire County Fire & Rescue board reconvenes on Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m. 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 that his personal page was hacked.Wooten was placed on non-disciplinary administrative leave. 

The board will have an executive meeting to address the investigation’s findings and to take disciplinary action if appropriate. 

Check out on Thursday to read the latest on this issue. 



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