Douglas Hesler was dismissed from the police department May 20 after a township trustees’ unanimous vote, records show.

Fired Miami Twp. police officer identified

Douglas Hesler was dismissed from the police department May 20 after a township trustees’ unanimous vote, records show.

Township officials have declined to comment on the termination or have not returned messages regarding the vote.

Records from the special meeting at which the vote was taken indicate trustees voted unanimously “to accept the chief of police’s recommendation for disciplinary action upon a full-time police department employee and terminate the employment of Douglas W. Hesler, effectively immediately.”

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A message left for Police Chief Charlie Stiegelmeyer was not immediately returned.

The firing came a week after Stiegelmeyer was promoted from police captain.

Hesler had worked as a handler for Miami Twp.’s police dog, township records show. That K-9 unit was disbanded earlier this year due to budget cuts, officials said.

This news organization has requested information on the grounds for the recommendation to terminate and for Hesler’s personnel file.

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