Coweta commission boosts firefighter's pension by a million dollars

The Coweta County Commission abolished the deputy fire chief's position, so the deputy chief decided to retire.

The vote to abolish his position followed an internal investigation of the deputy chief and then fire chief.

But then, the same commission voted to give the deputy chief an immediate early retirement that boosted his retirement benefits by over a million dollars.

Some call it a sad day for taxpayers. Commissioners say their hands were tied.

It all caught the eye of our Senior FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dale Russell and outraged a number of people in Coweta County.