STANFORD - Among the company of friends and co-workers, retired Stanford Fire Chief Leroy Lunsford was honored Thursday night by Mayor Eddie Carter.
"We've got some of the finest volunteers in the state. We've had a good chief, who's surrounded himself with good quality people," said Carter.
Lunsford retired in October after 17 years as chief. His position has been filled by former Stanford police officer Kenny McDaniel.
Carter also plans to honor two longtime volunteer firefighters, Kenny Smith and Tom Gehlhausen, with plaques Tuesday. Both are assistant chiefs and have been with the department for more than 20 years.