Sergeant Marcus Walker Retires

Members of CCFES surround Sgt. Walker (center).
Sgt. Walker receives a ride home on Truck 21.
Members of CCFES gather at a picnic lunch on Walker's last shift.
Chief Lanier and Sgt. Walker share stories about Walker's career at a picnic lunch on Walker's last shift.

Sergeant Marcus Walker, a veteran firefighter with Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services (CCFES), completed his final shift today, concluding a distinguished 23-year career serving the residents of Cherokee County.

This morning, a retirement breakfast was held at Fire Station 12 to honor Sgt. Walker, where members of CCFES gathered to celebrate his outstanding service. Fire Chief Eddie Robinson presented him with a commemorative fire helmet plaque. This plaque, symbolic of nearly 200 years of American firefighting tradition, not only serves as a display for Sgt. Walker's helmet but also as a tribute to his dedication to the department and the citizens of Cherokee County.

Sgt. Walker began his career with CCFES in 2001 and quickly rose to the rank of Sergeant by 2003. In 2008, he played a pivotal role in operating the first ladder truck deployed by CCFES, stationed at Fire Station 24, which served the entirety of Cherokee County. Over the years, he served at various stations, with his final assignment being at Station 17 in the Lake Arrowhead community. To commemorate his retirement, Sgt. Walker was given a ceremonial ride home in Truck 21, marking his last journey in a CCFES apparatus as a career firefighter.

The members of CCFES extend our heartfelt gratitude to Sgt. Walker for his years of unwavering service and commitment. We wish him a long, joyful, and well-deserved retirement!

Posted : May 30, 2024

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