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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