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Holly Springs fire chief quits amid investigation

Posted January 12, 2012 9:43 a.m. EST

— Holly Springs Fire Chief Cecil Parker resigned suddenly last week as state authorities investigate allegations of misconduct, officials said Thursday.

The Wake County District Attorney's Office asked the State Bureau of Investigation last March to look into possible misconduct, according to Jennifer Canada, spokeswoman for the North Carolina Department of Justice. The investigation is ongoing, she said.

Parker submitted his resignation last week, and his last day on the job was last Friday, Holly Springs spokesman Mark Andrews said.

Parker had served as fire chief since 2006. Before that, he was police chief and chief of public safety in Holly Springs for more than a decade.