December 2006: A fellow police officer makes first of a series of allegations about Michael Marchand in an anonymous email to town counsel.
November 2007: Marchand's attorney informs selectmen of problems with EMT certification.
January 2008: Marchand informs town administrator of EMT certification problems.
July 2008: Outside consultant's report finds allegations against Marchand were unfounded.
Marchand seeks job-related disability; selectmen refuse and place him on administrative leave.
Marchand informs state authorities of EMT certification problems, launching state probe.
September 2008: State investigation finds "serious deficiencies" in Hamilton EMT training and certification.
Selectmen agree to job-related disability for Marchand.
December 2008: State finds rampant signature fraud, pulls town's ambulance license, suspends 9 EMT licenses and reprimands 10 other officers.
January 2009: Marchand files notice of lawsuit seeking $5 million from town.
December 2011: Former police Chief Walter Cullen pleads guilty to felony larceny and procurement fraud.
April 2012: Selectmen agree to payment of $1.3 million to Marchand to settle lawsuit out of court.