Vicksburg’s Connie Dolan named deputy fire marshal for Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s Office

Published 3:58 pm Thursday, December 15, 2022

Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney has named Connie Dolan as chief deputy fire marshal, effective Jan. 1.

Dolan will serve as second in command to Fire Marshal Chaney and run the day-to-day operations of the State Fire Marshal’s Office. A former Warren County sheriff’s deputy and Vicksburg police officer, she is the first female to serve in the role.

Dolan presently serves as State Fire Marshal’s Office assistant chief deputy, a position she has held since August 2021.

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She has worked for the Fire Marshal’s Office as a regulatory and compliance inspector and fire investigator since 2018. She has extensive training and certifications in a variety of law enforcement and fire programs.

Dolan and her husband John live in Vicksburg. They enjoy camping and traveling with their four children and five grandchildren.

Her appointment follows the retirement of Ricky Davis, who served as chief deputy for 16 years.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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