The City of Smyrna's fire chief and emergency management director has resigned, Patch has learned.
According to Community Relations Director Jennifer Bennett, Jason Lanyon resigned on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Bennett said Lanyon's resignation was effective immediately. Lanyon had held the top post at the Smyrna Fire Department since July, 2004.
Bennett also confirmed Tuesday that an ongoing internal investigation, which Patch learned about last week, had been focused on Lanyon before his resignation.
The city was unable to confirm whether or not the investigation will continue in light of Lanyon's resignation. Patch has reached out to the Smyrna Police Department hoping to confirm the nature of the investigation and whether or not it will continue.
Stay with Patch as we learn more about this developing story.