Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

MacCracken and Morris Retire from Fire Department

April 19, 2021

Sgt. Benjamin MacCracken and Sgt. William Morris, firefighters with Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services, were recognized last Friday at a retirement ceremony held in their honor at the fire administrative offices in Canton.

Fire Chief, Tim Prather, thanked MacCracken for his 18+ years of service and Morris for his 15+ of service to the citizens of Cherokee County and presented both with a “bugle” award. The bugle or speaking trumpet is a reference to a megaphone like device that was used in the early days of the fire service.

MacCracken came to work at the fire department on February 3, 2003, as a firefighter/paramedic and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on January 29th, 2006. Morris also came to work for the department in 2006 and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on January 9th, 2011.

Sgt. MacCracken lives in Woodstock with his wife, Kelly, and two boys and Sgt, Morris resides in Cedartown with his wife, Barbara.  We wish them both many happy years of retirement! 

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Attending the retirement ceremony were (left the right): Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, Sgt. William Morris, Sgt. Ben MacCracken and Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Robinson.
Attending the retirement ceremony were (left the right): Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, Sgt. William Morris, Sgt. Ben MacCracken and Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Robinson. (click image for slideshow)
Sgt. Ben MacCracken receives his
Sgt. Ben MacCracken receives his "Bugle" award from Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather.
Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, presents Sgt. William Morris with his
Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, presents Sgt. William Morris with his "Bugle" award.
Sgt. MacCracken with coworkers at his retirement ceremony.
Sgt. MacCracken with coworkers at his retirement ceremony.
Sgt. Morris visits with his crew at his retirement ceremony.
Sgt. Morris visits with his crew at his retirement ceremony.