Suspended deputy fired

By Sarah Hawley - [email protected]

POMEROY — A Meigs County Sheriff’s Deputy placed on administrative leave earlier this week has been fired.

A news release on Friday afternoon from the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, states that Deputy Leif Babb’s probationary employment with the sheriff’s office was terminated on March 10 due to “conduct unbecoming to an officer.”

Babb was placed on administrative leave on Monday pending investigation, which was to be conducted by an outside agency.

The release states that a criminal investigation involving Babb was conducted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, with the report having been forwarded to the Meigs County Prosecutor’s Office for review. The nature of that investigation has not been disclosed.

Sheriff Keith Wood stated that “the integrity of his office is of the utmost importance to him, his office, and the citizens.”

By Sarah Hawley

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