Lewes Fire Department suspends Assistant Chief, launches investigation following social media comment

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LEWES, Del. – The Lewes Fire Department says they are conducting an investigation after Assistant Fire Chief Bill Buckaloo posted a derogatory comment on social media over the weekend.

The department says Buckaloo has been relieved of his position as assistant chief and suspended from the department pending the outcome of a full investigation.

The fire department released a statement Monday afternoon, saying “The department does not condone Mr. Buckaloo’s comments and is conducting an investigation into the matter. Lewes Fire Department’s membership is diverse and lives within the community they serve working daily with the public to provide education and assistance emergently and non-emergently to its citizens. The department is proud of its long-standing history of protecting the community and will work diligently in restoring any confidence lost by Mr. Buckaloo’s comments.”

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