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Gloucester County Democratic Chairman Chad Bruner. (Photo: Gloucester County).

Gloucester County called out on National Dog Day Facebook post after no comment on death of fire marshal’s dog

GOP leader says ‘only thing county government should be concerned about is justice for K9Ember’

By David Wildstein, August 26 2022 4:50 pm

You can’t make this stuff up.

Two weeks after a three-year old golden retriever used as a first responder in arson investigations died under mysterious circumstances in a car assigned to the fire marshal, Gloucester County today used their Facebook page today to celebrate National Dog Day.

“For Gloucester County government to be posting anything about National Dog Day without any official acknowledgement of the death of K9 Ember while in the care of the county fire marshal is, not only cold, but ironic and insensitive,” said Jacci Vigilanti, the Gloucester County GOP chair.  “The only thing county government should be concerned about is justice for K9Ember.”

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s office is investigating the death of the dog, K9 Ember.  County Administrator Chad Bruner, who is also the Democratic county chairman, has not responded to requests for comment.  The fire marshal, Shawn Layton, also holds local elected office as a Mantua Township Committeeman.

County Commissioner Chris Konawel called the Facebook post “insulting.”

“The County’s failure to acknowledge Ember’s death and honor her service is offensive to our first responders and to the citizens of the County,” Konawel said.

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