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HILLSVILLE — The case of Roger Hawthorne rejoining the Hillsville Fire Department is about giving a dedicated volunteer a second chance, Chief Mike Musser says.
Musser suspended Hawthorne from the department last year, pending the results of a Virginia State Police investigation. The investigation stemmed from allegations of embezzlement from the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Hawthorne’s former employer.
A majority of the fire department’s membership voted to reinstate Hawthorne to service at a June 16 department meeting.
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