Four Veteran Officers Retire 

On July 1, 2008, four of the department's

veteran employees retired with almost

120 years of firefighting experience

between them.

The department recognized their distinguished

careers by honoring them with a reception

acknowledging their achievements.

We will certainly miss these men and their

valuable contributions to the citizens of

Hendersonville.

Captain Larry Deen

 

Captain Tom Gordon

 

Division Chief Donny Richardson

 

Captain Jerry Shamblin

 

Pictures From Their Reception

   

   

They were presented commemorative axes from Local 3460

       

       

    Everyone got a chance to see how they have

changed since the early days of their firefighting careers

       

   

Division Chief Armstrong presented them with their leather Yorker helmets

   

   

They also received a thank you from the department for their years of dedication

   

   

Each retiree addressed the crowd, reminiscing about their years in the fire service

   

   

Mayor Foster stopped by to express appreciation from the City

   

The retirees with their family members and Chief Steele

   

   

 

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