O'FALLON, MO (KTVI)-- The O'Fallon Fire Protection District held its first board meeting since suspending the chief and deputy fire chief.
On Monday, the two were placed on administrative leave.
This past fall, these two along with 8 other officers, were offered buyouts.
Five of these officers sued the district, wanting to make sure they`d get severance pay if they were let go.
Since then, two officers left, and to eliminate the final position, the board settled on deputy chief sanders.
As for the chief, board members stated they let him go because they wanted to quote, “go in a different direction.”