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Marlin Dwayne Humble  No. 11
Employed: April 11, 1977
Retired: January 19, 2000
Years of Service: 22 Years 9 Months

United States Marine Corps Veteran
Died: June 13, 2017 at age 67 
 
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Sally A. White  
Fire Marshall

Employed: September 18, 1978
Retired: March 31, 2000
Years of Service: 21 Years 6 Months
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Steve Graham  No. 113
Employed: August 2, 1978
Retired: April 16, 2000
Years of Service: 21 Years 5 Months

Died: May 7, 2017 at age 67 
Steve Graham sings "One Pair Of Hands"
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John Van Zandt  No. 134
Employed: April 2, 1979
Retired: April 25, 2000
Years of Service: 21 Years
Died: October 5, 2012 at age 54 

 
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Dale D. Welch   No. 107
Training Chief

Employed: April 08, 1974
Retired: May 31, 2000
Years of Service: 26 Years

United States Navy Veteran 69-73
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Robert "Bob" Stillson   No. 60
Employed: September 20, 1979
Retired: June 20, 2000
Years of Service: 20 Years 9 Months

 
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Robert L. Thomas   No. 39
Employed: July 01, 1975
Retired: July 04, 2000
Years of Service: 25 Years
Died: October 14, 2016 at age 64
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Wyatt Oakley   No. 144
Employed: January 02, 1981
Retired: February 13, 2001
Years of Service: 20 Years

 
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Tommy L. Griffin  No. 56
Employed: March 10, 1980
Retired: April 29, 2001
Years of Service: 21 Years

 
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Harold Giesler  No. 121
Captain

Employed: October 17, 1974
Retired: March 15, 2001
Years of Service: 26 Years 5 Months

 
alt Daniel L. Acosta  
911 Dispatcher

Employed: November 16, 1989
Resigned: July 20, 2001
Years of Service: 11 Years 8 Months

United States Marine Corps Veteran
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Lanny A. Phillips   No. 48
Battalion Chief

Employed: April 02, 1979
Retired: April 02, 2002
Years of Service: 23 Years
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Wayne Pierson  No. 148
Captain

Employed: April 8, 1982
Retired: April 9, 2002
Years of Service: 20 Years
Died: August 15, 2007 at age 54

 
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Johnny H. Orona   No. 111
Captain

Employed: December 17, 1973
Retired: May 30, 2002
Years of Service: 28 Years 5 Months
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Gary F. Peek  
Fire Inspector/Arson Investigator

Employed: July 19, 1982
Retired: December 03, 2002
Years of Service: 20 Years 5 Months
United States Air Force Veteran
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Stephen S. Pollock   No. 136
Fire Chief

Employed: April 06, 1979
Retired: May 14, 2004
Years of Service: 25 Years 1 Month
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Jerry E. Collins   No. 150
Employed: January 24, 1984
Retired: June 04, 2004
Years of Service: 20 Years 5 Months

 
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Henry G. Guzman  No. 
Employed: April 02, 1979
Retired: July 02, 2004
Years of Service: 25 Years 3 Months

 
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Miles B. Tindle   No. 64
Employed: September 10, 1981
Retired: September 09, 2004
Years of Service: 23 Years

 
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Jimmy D. Hall  No. 74
Employed: August 03, 1971
Retired: September 26, 2004
Years of Service: 33 Years 1 Month

 
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Darrell E. Pope  No. 189
Employed: January 01, 1985
Retired: January 11, 2005
Years of Service: 20 Years

 
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Warren R. Jolly   No. 81
Captain

Employed: July 02, 1982
Retired: February 01, 2005
Years of Service: 22 Years 7 Months

United States Air Force Veteran
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Charles A. Smith   No. 15
Assistant Fire Chief

Employed: August 16, 1976
Retired: March 06, 2005
Years of Service: 28 Years 7 Months
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Charles Robert "Bob" Bullard Jr.  No. 180
Captain

Employed: April 1, 1985
Retired: March 31, 2005
Years of Service: 20 Years

 
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Donald Mark Hodges   No. 181
Employed: April 1, 1985
Retired: March 31, 2005
Years of Service: 20 Years

 
alt Tony Ray Hinton   No. 142
Employed: April 29, 1991
Retired: May 05, 2005
Years of Service: 14 Years

 
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Timothy C. Herrington   No. 167
Employed: January 12, 1984
Retired: June 02, 2005
Years of Service: 21 Years 6 Months

 
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Billy Ray Darby Jr.  No. 157
Employed: April 17, 1980
Retired: June 6, 2005
Years of Service: 25 Years
Died: December 21, 2007 at age 53 

United States Army Veteran
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Employed: March 01, 1987
Retired: August 12, 2005
Years of Service: 18 Years 5 Months

 
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Randell D. Grissom  No. 149
Employed: April 20, 1982
Retired: October 15, 2005
Years of Service: 23 Years 6 Months

 
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Judy A. Ervin
Administrative Assistant

Employed: December 12, 1985
Retired: December 31, 2005
Years of Service: 20 Years

 
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Leonard E. Joy   No. 92
Employed: April 10, 1977
Retired: March 15, 2006
Years of Service: 29 Years

 
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Phil B. McDaniel   No. 152
Captain

Employed: October 01, 1982
Retired: June 30, 2006
Years of Service: 23 Years 8 Months

United States Navy Veteran
Died: February 27, 2020 at age 66

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Tom R. Vick   No. 185
Employed: April 01, 1985
Retired: September 15, 2006
Years of Service: 21 Years 6 Months

 
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John K. Taylor   No. 83
Employed: April 02, 1979
Retired: November 01, 2006
Years of Service: 27 Years 8 Months

United States Navy Veteran

David W. Maass   No.  16
Employed: April 29, 1991
Retired: November 08, 2006
Years of Service: 15 Years 7 Months
United States Marine Corps Veteran
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Richard L. Raymond   No. 178
Employed: April 01, 1985
Retired: January 07, 2007
Years of Service: 21 Years 9 Months
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Earl Vance Traylor   No. 162
Employed: March 01, 1987
Retired: February 28, 2007
Years of Service: 20 Years
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Dennis Wilhite   No. 192
Captain

Employed: March 01, 1987
Retired: June 26, 2007
Years of Service: 20 Years & 3 Months

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Steven M. Schwab   No. 90
Employed: August 01, 1978
Retired: July 31, 2007
Years of Service: 29 Years
Died: 11 February 2019 at age 64

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Terry L. Sheehan   No. 174
Employed: January 23, 1984
Retired: November 19, 2007
Years of Service: 23 Years 10 Months

 
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Kevin P. Sawyer   No. 78
Employed: November 15, 1983
Retired: November 30, 2007
Years of Service: 24 Years

 
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Leon Roberson Jr.   No. 160
Employed: January 09, 1984
Retired: October 31, 2007
Years of Service: 23 Years 9 Months

 
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Robert Dale Childers   No. 164
Assistant Fire Chief

Employed: January 10, 1984
Retired: November 30, 2007
Years of Service: 23 Years 10 Months

 
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Kerry Rick Sutherland   No. 140
Captain

Employed: November 20, 1980
Retired: March 05, 2008
Years of Service: 27 Years 4 Months

 
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Darrell Glenn Williamson   No. 51
Employed: April 01, 1983
Retired: April 03, 2008
Years of Service: 25 Years

 
alt Freddy Rodriguez   No. 46
Employed: October 01, 1993
Resigned: June 27, 2008
Years of Service: 14 Years 8 Months

 
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James David Green   No. 151
Captain

Employed: October 01, 1982
Retired: June 30, 2008
Years of Service: 25 Years 8 Months

United States Army Veteran
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Emily G. Johns   No. 12
Employed: October 03, 1994
Resigned: July 01, 2008
Years of Service: 13 Years 9 Months

 

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Charles W. Wingate   No. 79
Employed: April 02, 1979
Retired: July 10, 2008
Years of Service: 29 Years 3 Months

 
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Jerry W. Miller   No. 187
Employed: October 17, 1988
Retired: August 18, 2008
Years of Service: 20 Years 

United States Marine Corps Veteran
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David W. Parker   No. 47
Battalion Chief

Employed: March 05, 1980
Retired: September 05, 2008
Years of Service: 28 Years 6 Months
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Chris M. Worsham   No. 156
Employed: November 08, 1982
Retired: November 14, 2008
Years of Service: 26 Years

United States Air Force Veteran
altBuddy Pearce   No. 32
Employed: October 03, 1994
Retired: December 16, 2008
Years of Service: 14 Years and 2 Months
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Betty Robinson   
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Employed: February 01, 1986
Retired: December 01, 2008
Re-Employed: February 16, 2010
Retired Again: January 31, 2018

Years of Service: 29Years and 10 Months

 
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Richard G. Dietz  No. 58
Fire Chief

Employed: April 09, 1977
Retired: April 30, 2009
Years of Service: 32 Years

 
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Victor D. Kirk   No. 128
Employed: April 02, 1979
Retired: November 12, 2009
Years of Service: 30 Years 7 Months
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Victor M. Garza  No. 137
Employed: October 01, 1989
Retired: December 07, 2009
Years of Service: 20 Years 2 Months

 
altMark Torres  No. 53
Captain

Employed: September 17, 1990
Resigned: August 07, 1996
Re-Employed: June 16, 1997
Resigned: December 30, 2009
Years of Service: 18 Years 6 Months