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Howard fire chief resigns
Howard fire chief resigns

Howard County Fire and Rescue Chief Bill Goddard has resigned and will be stepping down Dec. 2, county executive-elect Allan Kittleman announced Friday.  Deputy Fire Chief John Butler will serve as acting chief during the search for a permanent replacement for Goddard, Kittleman said.  In a press release announcing the change, Kittleman said Goddard's resignation was "mutually agreed to after discussions with the former chief."  Goddard has been Howard County's fire chief since 2009, when County Executive Ken Ulman chose him as a replacement for retiring chief Joseph Herr. Goddard had previously worked as deputy chief of the Prince George's...