Washburn no longer Davenport fire chief

Five days after being placed on administrative leave, Lynn Washburn is no longer chief of the Davenport Fire Department. 

Washburn's tenure ended Thursday; however, the city is no confirming if she resigned or was fired from the position. 

Washburn was placed on administrative leave on Monday for unknown reasons. 

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

Assistant Chief Jim Bickford will become interim chief of the department during a transitional period.  


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