Assistant Fire Chief Pepper Sullivan has been suspended from the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department while being investigated by the Howard County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation is in regards to misallocation of fire department funds. The time period and amount of funds in question have not yet been revealed.
In addition to HCVFD, Mr. Sullivan has served as the Interim Director of 911 Communication Services of Howard County. During a meeting of the 911 Board of Directors this evening, it was decided to retain Mr. Sullivan’s services as he is “innocent until proven guilty.”
The board has received applications for the position of 911 Director, and will meet again next Monday to name the two finalists.