Cumberland Trail fire chief found dead

KEN SAFFELL, chief of the Cumberland Trail Fire Department, was found dead at his St. Clairsville home on Greenbrier Drive on Tuesday.

Frank Sabatino, current city representative of the Cumberland Trail Fire District and chairman of the fire district board, issued the following statement:

“The entire Cumberland Trail Fire District Board, department members and citizens of the fire district are shocked and deeply saddened over the loss of Chief Kenny Saffell. We offer our prayers and condolences to Chief Kenny and his family. The Cumberland Trail Fire Board has conveyed to Assistant Chief Mark Sommers and the entire department that we, as a board, support them through this difficult time.

“Our department is prepared to fulfill their professional duties for the citizens of the fire district. In closing, their chief would expect them to exemplify and carry out their professional duties. They are indeed exemplary, professional, and admired individuals.”