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Mishawaka firefighter facing criminal charges

By Kelli Stopczynski
Published On: Sep 25 2013 01:47:12 PM CDT
Eric Hazen

Eric Hazen, Mishawaka firefighter

A Mishawaka firefighter is facing felony charges after an apparent run-in with police over the weekend.

Eric Lee Warren Hazen is charged with neglect of a dependent and endangering that dependent's life, threatening a police officer and a resisting law enforcement.

Hazen is on paid administrative leave, pending an internal investigation through Mishawaka's Public Safety Board. It is not clear what led up to Hazen's arrest.

He's been on the Mishawaka Fire Department 13 years.