Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 11, 2012

Glen Sutphin resigns as Bluefield fire chief

BLUEFIELD — Fire Chief Glen Sutphin who was appointed to serve as chief of the Bluefield Fire Department submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday to Bluefield City Manager Jim Ferguson.

Sutphin was appointed to the post this summer to take the place of former Chief Kevin Scanlon who resigned earlier in the year. Bluefield Mayor Linda Whalen said that Sutphin stated as his reason that he “felt better in operations than in administration,” she said, adding that Sutphin will return to his position as captain with the department.

For Mayor Whalen’s remarks on the increase of abandoned structure fires in the city, see Friday’s edition of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

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