On Tuesday, Sheriff Benjie Vigil contended that battery charges against his deputy, Inez Bolivar, were false.
A day later, he decided to fire her.
San Miguel County Manager Les Montoya confirmed Thursday that Vigil was giving notice to Bolivar of her termination. He said the sheriff made the decision because of the charges against her.
Vigil’s decision was on the same day as a story appeared in the Optic on a Sept. 20 incident allegedly involving Bolivar.
Vigil didn’t return a message for comment on Thursday.