It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that one of our retired brothers, Richard Speer, has answered his last call.
Rich was an Engineer for our company for many years. He knew the equipment inside and out and we never worried when he was in charge of an apparatus. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and was a wonderful dad and Pap. His family came first, as it should be; and we at the Independence VFD hold them in our hearts and prayers during their time of grief.
Rich, thank you for your service. We’ll take it from here.