Photo: Assistant Chief Joe O’Brian, of the Caton Volunteer Fire Department, and Chief Peter Bierwiler, of the Forest View Gang Mills Volunteer Fire Department, and their volunteer departments were commended Monday by county Sheriff David Cole.
BATH -- Two volunteer fire departments were
recognized Monday for their assistance in an alleged homicide case on Sept. 29
in the Town of Caton.
Steuben County Sheriff David Cole commended the Caton and Forest View Gang
Mills volunteer fire department for their assistance in the investigation into
the death of Kelley Clayon, of Caton.
Cole said the investigation, which also included six police agencies, led to
the search of a pond located near the homicide scene.
The volunteer fire departments operated and managed equipment for approximately
12 hours in order to safely drain 1.3 million gallons of water from the pond,
allowing investigators to conduct a needed “grid search,” Cole reported.
Cole commended the volunteers for “their cooperation and dedication to the
citizens of Steuben County.”