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Biography . . .

  • November 30th 1973 – Auxiliary Deputy Commission
  • November 18th 1974 – Full Time Road Deputy Sergeant
  • November 18th 1985 – Administrative Captain
  • August 2nd 1993 – Chief Deputy
  • January 6th 1997 – Road Deputy Day Shift
  • February 2nd 2001 – Commissioners Office
  • March 2009 – Appointed as EMA Director by the County Commissioners



Served under three Sheriff’s; Jack Pennybaker, Bernie Gibson and Bob Stephenson.


In 1969 Bo became an EMT and worked for his dad “Albert” at Zanesville Ambulance Service while still in High School.


In 1971 Bo became on of the first Paramedics in Zanesville.


Bo was encouraged to join the Falls Township Fire Department in 1970 by his Father-in-law “Frank Dunzweiler” who was one of the founding members of Falls Township Fire Department.


Bo then transferred to Washington Township in 1973 after marrying Joyce and moving into Washington’s area.  He has served as Chief and is now the President of the department.


His son Joseph is a Captain on Washington Township Fire Department and Andy was a Lieutenant with New Concord Fire Department, while attending college and is now a Lieutenant on Falls Township fire department.


August 21st 1980 Bo was appointed as the County Disaster Service Coordinator by the Commissioners.  A position he held for several years.


Since 1985 he has served as Muskingum County 9-1-1 Coordinator.  Bo was very instrumental in setting up our county 9-1-1 system that went online November 18th 1987.


Bo has been an active member of the National Emergency Number Association since 1986 and is past President of the Ohio Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association.  He now serves as the South East District Trustee.


He is a member at Trinity United Presbyterian Church


Lifetime member of the F.O.P Zane lodge #5


Member of the Muskingum County Republican club


Past President of the Zanesville Athletic Boosters


Past member of the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association, Past member and Vice President of the Zanesville Band Boosters.

If you have any questions regarding the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency please contact Bo at Phone 740-453-1655 Email bo@muskingumcounty.org Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm.