ILION, N.Y. -- Ilion Mayor Brian Lamica confirms to NEWSChannel 2 that Ilion Fire Chief Thomas Pederson has retired from the Ilion Fire Department, effective June 16, 2021.
Pederson, a 26-year member of the department, became chief in August of 2019. Pederson and Deputy Chief Michael Conover were placed on administrative leave during and investigation into a complaint the Village of Ilion received from a former village employee.
NEWSChannel 2 asked Mayor Lamica who is running the department right now. He said, " The Deputy Chiefs are running the department. The Little Falls Chief is available if needed."
The Mayor says the Village will have no further comment.