Longtime Sgt. Greg Chester has retired from Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services.
Chester retired after 14 years of service to the county. Cherokee firefighters held a barbecue dinner in Chester's honor at Station 21.
Chester came to work for the county fire department in January 2009, starting his career at Station 18 in the Salacoa community in northwest Cherokee. He ends his career by working out of Station 15, located off Yellow Creek Road in northeast Cherokee.
Cherokee County Fire Chief Tim Prather presented Chester with a firefighter bugle trophy and commended him for his service to the department and the county.
The bugle symbolizes an early method of communication firefighters used to
coordinate their efforts, according to the agency. A drawing of Chester that was done by local artist Jimmy Stewart was also
presented to the retiree.
When asked what he was going to do during retirement, Chester stated that "his wife already has a long list of things that need be done around their house."Chester lives in White County with his wife Donna.
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