Union Township Life Squad members cancelled the special meeting they had scheduled for this evening after announcing that Chief Gerald Bowerman has resigned. Former Assistant Chief Kevin Vore said members learned of Bowerman’s resignation through his legal team.
The members released the following statement this evening:
“We, the majority of the members of the Union Township Life Squad, are satisfied with the resignation of Chief Gerald Bowerman effective today.
We feel it is in the best interest of the community to indefinitely postpone the meeting that was scheduled for this evening. This meeting can be rescheduled at anytime with 7 days notice. While there are many trust and communication issues we have with the current board, we have agreed to make an attempt to work together and try and make Union Township Life Squad the best that it can be. We will be asking the current board to sit down and begin to work on these differences immediately.
The two employees that were suspended by Chief Bowerman, Assistant Chief Kevin Vore and Captain Renee Nevels have been re-instated and will return to work immediately.
We would like to thank the public for all of your support. We will continue to provide the community with the utmost professional care that you expect and deserve. ”
Kevin Vore will act as interim chief until the board chooses a replacement.