Ernest Malone will be the new chief of the Indianapolis Fire Department. Mayor Greg Ballard and Public Safety Director Troy Riggs made the announcement at press conference this morning.
Malone is a 28-year veteran of the IFD, and has served as assistant chief since 2010. He will replace outgoing chief Brian Sanford who announced in April he was stepping down to become the Department of Public Safety’s chief of staff.
The announcement was originally to be made last week, but officials postponed a press conference after the shooting death of IMPD Officer Perry Renn on July 5.