The Wentzville Fire Protection District board won't say what's behind it, but four senior officers are no longer with the department. Three of them, including Fire Chief Randy Bornhop, had been placed on leave three months ago.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Bornhop has now resigned. Assistant Chief Robb Watkins has been fired. Fire Marshal Joseph Heitkamp is on indefinite unpaid leave. And a fourth official, Fire Inspector Chris Newbold has also been laid off.
The leadership of the fire district has been in limbo since May when Bornhop, Watkins and Heitkamp were first placed on paid administrative leave.