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Battalion Chief retires


Decatur - Tuesday a  ceremony was held for Decatur's retiring Battalion Chief.


The ceremony started at 2 p.m. and lasted until 4:30 p.m., to honor Leslie Lockwood. He has been with Decatur fire for 29 years.


Lockwood began his career as a firefighter with the Decatur Fire Department on September 15, 1983. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1987, Captain in 1991 and finally Battalion Chief on January 1, 2004.


In addition to his duties as Battalion Chief of 1st Battalion, Les has been responsible for the Department's firefighting equipment and maintenance, and firefighting training.


Battalion Chief Lockwood's last duty day with the department will be Friday, July 5, 2013.

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