Former Shelby County EMA Director sentenced

The Former Director of the Shelby County EMA pled guilty in court Wednesday to two counts of official misconduct charges. A judge sentenced him to one year probation and a $1,000 fine.

Buchanan was EMA director for five years. He resigned more than a year and a half ago and took a job as a consultant for the state and doing work for the state health department.

In October, he resigned that position after a Millington woman filed a complaint that Buchanan had behaved inappropriately during her attempt to become a certified firefighter.

The complaint, along with several others, was passed along to the TBI.