SLCF&R board reinstates Wooten

Some board members met at South Lane County Fire & Rescue in Cottage Grove, 233 E. Harrison Ave. on June 18 to consider the fire chief’s reinstatement or discipline. ERIN TIERNEY/THE CHRONICLE

COTTAGE GROVE —  South Lane County Fire & Rescue Chief John Wooten was reinstated last week, after being placed on paid administrative leave while the board investigated posts on his personal Facebook page, which was not publicly available. The posts, revealed by KEZI several weeks ago,  stated that rioters should be shot and that the Coronavirus was a hoax.  . . .