April 5, 2021
Brookings, S.D.–The fire chief in Brookings has retired after 23 years of service.
Darrell Hartmann announced his retirement less than a month after being arrested for drunken driving.
Hartmann was pulled over the night of March 19th, given a field sobriety test and arrested.
He was released on bond the following morning. He has a court date set for April 26th.
Deputy Fire Chief Pete Bolzer will serve as Interim Fire Chief.