Wooten: ‘Truly sorry for posts’

SLCF&R Fire Chief John Wooten last year gives a presentation to Creswell City Council regarding plans for the new fire station in Creswell. 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. 

 "I am . . .