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Oglesby retiring from fire force after more than 30 years

By The Herald Staff | 6/2/2014

A 33-year veteran of the Ottawa Fire Department is planning to retire later this month.

Richard Oglesby, assistant fire chief, plans to retire June 20, the fire department announced Monday in a news release. A public reception for Oglesby is scheduled 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 13 at Ottawa Fire Department Station No. 1, 720 W. Second St.

A 33-year veteran of the Ottawa Fire Department is planning to retire later this month.

Richard Oglesby, assistant fire chief, plans to retire June 20, the fire department announced Monday in a news release. A public reception for Oglesby is scheduled 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 13 at Ottawa Fire Department Station No. 1, 720 W. Second St.

“During his long tenure, Chief Oglesby has been an outstanding member of the department and has been a key part of the successes we have experienced,” Jeff Carner, Ottawa fire chief, said in the release. “Chief Oglesby has dedicated his career to the service of others and undoubtedly will continue this as he transitions into retirement.”

Oglesby has taken on many roles and responsibilities within the fire department during his more than three decades of service to the community, Carner said.

“He has always displayed an outstanding commitment to the mission,” Carner said. “His passion for the fire service and the Ottawa Fire Department has been an example for others. His presence will truly be missed.”

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