Embattled Ky. fire chief resigns from department
Julius Hatfield said his resignation stems from "negative scrutiny" on the department
BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. — Embattled Southeast Bullitt Fire Chief Julius Hatfield has resigned from the department effective Feb. 1, according to a letter obtained by WDRB.
In the letter, addressed to three Bullitt County officials separately, Hatfield says his resignation stems from "negative scrutiny" on the department. "I want to assure you ... that allegations of criminal wrongdoing on my part are false," Hatfield wrote. "However, under the circumstances I feel my continued presence is no longer in the best interest of the Fire Department."
Members of the fire department's board of trustees accepted Hatfield's letter, which calls his resignation a "retirement," without comment Thursday night.