Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Revell spent 21 years working for Danville. It took him only about a minute to express regrets about ending his career.
"I miss this already," Revell said in brief remarks Monday after being honored by the City Commission for his service.
Revell, 46, began his career with the city as a police patrolman but switched over to the fire department and worked his way up the ladder. He was a wiz with small engines and motors and helped train young firefighters.
In 2006, he was promoted to deputy chief in charge of development and compliance.
"The fire department respects Chief Revell for his steady demeanor, for his thoughtfulness and reasoning, and for his unique, one-of-a-kind sense of humor," stated a tribute that was read into the record.