City terminates firefighter, candidate for constable

Published 1:12 pm Wednesday, March 15, 2023

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Brookhaven Board of Alderman voted to terminate firefighter Kirby Ebbers, effective the same day.

The vote came after a 25-minute executive session on personnel matters with Fire Chief Jeff Ainsworth.

Ebbers became a firefighter in 2006 with the city, and graduated the Mississippi State Fire Academy later the same year. He was hired under Chief Bob Watts

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In 2007, Ebbers graduated Reserve Officer training as a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reserve deputy, receiving the Best in Class Overall award and the Physical Fitness award.

Ebbers is a candidate in the 2023 race for Lincoln County Constable Post 2. He ran against current Constable Lavon Boyd the first time in 2011, then again in 2015 and 2019.

Ainsworth said he had no comment on the matter. City attorney Bobby Moak has said the board and mayor cannot comment on closed-door personnel matters.