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Asst. Chief Patrick Kelly to serve as Interim Chief, Cleveland Fire Chief Daryl McGinnis retires

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Mayor Frank Jackson swears in  Assistant Chief Patrick Kelly Mayor Frank Jackson swears in Assistant Chief Patrick Kelly
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Cleveland's Fire Chief Daryl McGinnis retired Friday, August 16, and now Assistant Chief Patrick Kelly will serve as Interim Chief of Fire.

McGinnis was assigned to non-supervisory, administrative duties at the Emergency Operations Center on August 1 while the Department of Public Safety conducted an internal review of McGinnis' training records and state-required certifications. 

McGinnis was reprimanded for comments made at a fire station, where he said he would stab firefighters in the neck if needed.

McGinnis has been a Cleveland Firefighter for 27 years.

The Civil Service Commission will review the process necessary for Mayor Jackson to appoint a new Chief of Fire.

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