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Four Highland firefighters announce retirement after decades of service

Four Highland Fire Department officers announced they’d be retiring from the force after decades of service Tuesday night at a department meeting.

Collectively, the members have more than 90 years of service to the department.

The following members announced their retirement:

  • Captain Brad Menz - 30 years of service, effective February 15th.

  • Lieutenant Jay Bloemker - 20 years of service, effective February 17th.

  • Lieutenant Tavis Tebbe - 15 years of service, effective March 4th.

  • Captain Tim Lucia - 28 years of service, effective May 1st.

Kavahn Mansouri covers government accountability for the Belleville News-Democrat, holding officials and institutions accountable and tracking how taxpayer money is spent.
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