Allen County gets new 911 director

Showers begin late Saturday
Showers begin late Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Allen County has a new 911 director, according to a report by the News-Sentinel, a partner in news with WANE-TV.

The newspaper reported Thursday night William Bassett will become the new executive director.

Bassett has been the interim director since former director Tim Lee resigned in January. Bassett was approved for the position at Thursday’s meeting of the Consolidated Communications Partnership which oversees county 911 operations.

The News-Sentinel reported Bassett was approved unanimously by the group and beat out 57 candidates for the position.

Bassett has been been the 911 center’s deputy director since 2011. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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