Davenport fire chief placed on administrative leave

Davenport Fire Chief Lynn Washburn has been placed on paid admistrative leave for an unknown amount of time.

Assistant Chief Jim Bickford will be acting chief until City Administrator Corri Spiegel makes a decision concerning the position.

The city made no confirmation as to why Washburn was placed on leave.

Washburn was hired to lead the department in 2011 after serving 29 at the Rockford Fire Department.

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