Old Saybrook fire marshal resigns as result of criminal investigation

Donn Dobson has resigned from his positions with the towns of Old Saybrook and Westbrook

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (WTNH) — Old Saybrook Fire Marshal Donn Dobson has resigned from his jobs with the towns of Old Saybrook and Westbrook as a result of a criminal investigation, police say.

According to authorities, Dobson was the subject of a criminal investigation which concerned issues of time sheets submitted to various municipalities.

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Police say that investigation has been suspended after Dobson and the Middlesex County State’s Attorney’s Office reached an agreement that includes Dobson resigning from his jobs and restitution. They say he also will not work as a fire marshal in Middlesex County.

Dobson maintains that nothing criminal happened, but regrets administrative errors that lead to minor time keeping mistakes.

Late Friday afternoon, Attorney H Brian Dumeer, who is representing Dobson, issued the following statement:

Effective June 16th, 2017, Donn Dobson has agreed to voluntarily resign from his positions as Fire Marshal for the Towns of Old Saybrook and Westbrook. This decision comes after multiple conversations with the Middlesex County State’s Attorney Office. Despite his voluntary resignation, Mr. Dobson maintains no criminal conduct occurred, however, he regrets administrative errors that led to minor time keeping mistakes. Mr. Dobson cooperated and complied with the investigation at all times and has reached an agreement with the Middlesex County State’s Attorney Office in order to amicably resolve this matter with the municipalities.

Mr. Dobson wishes to thank the many professionals he has had the pleasure of working with in his eighteen plus years serving as the Fire Marshal for the Towns of Old Saybrook and Westbrook.