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Top first responders leaving Sandy Springs
by Staff Reports
September 22, 2013 10:24 AM | 1489 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Terry Sult
Terry Sult
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Jeff Scarbrough
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Two of Sandy Springs’ top first responders are departing the city.

Public Safety Director Terry Sult and Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Scarbrough have resigned to take jobs in Hampton, Va., and Athens-Clarke County, respectively, the city announce Sept. 12.

Sult, who had served as Sandy Springs’ police chief from 2008 until April, when he was promoted to the new position of public safety director, will be the new police chief in Hampton.

Prior to becoming Sandy Springs’ police chief, Sult spent four years as the police chief in Gastonia, N.C., a Charlotte suburb. He also had a 27-year career with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County (N.C.) Police Department.

Scarbrough, who had been with the Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Department since its inception in 2006, a year after the city incorporated, will be the new fire chief in Athens-Clarke County. Scarbrough also had served with the Clayton County Fire Department for 26 years, being promoted to deputy chief for fire prevention.

In an emailed response Friday to questions about the search to replace Scarbrough and Sult, Sandy Springs spokeswoman Sharon Kraun said, “There is a search under way to fill Jeff's position in the fire department. I will have to ask Chief [Jack] McElfish how he has divided up duties in the interim. Jeff served as the department's public information officer, and I do know that Deputy Chief Mark Duke will handle those duties for now.

“There are no plans to immediately fill the public safety director position.”

Kenneth DeSimone currently serves as the city’s police chief.
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