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Fairfield Fire Chief Richard Felner allegedly made comments about the way Assistant Chief George Gomola smells and also slapped him. An investigation report, viewed by the Fairfield Citizen, states that during a staff meeting, Felner brought up a “locker room” smell coming from Gomola's office and, when Gomola asked for specifics, said, “It's you, George.” A witness said the chief later called Gomola to apologize and was nearly crying with remorse. Things got heated again when Gomola completed an off-duty assignment at a basketball game a day before he called in sick. Though Gomola reportedly assured him he came down with a headache and diarrhea during the game, Felner apparently slapped him thrice (an act Felner later defended as “a gesture of camaraderie toward a member of my team”).
By Nick Keppler
March 13, 2012