Four Abilene Firefighters Retire After Decades of Service

By Courtney Burris |

Published 12/13 2013 01:44PM

Updated 12/13 2013 01:57PM

Larry D. Lambert, Joseph H. Tidwell, J. Dennis Woodard, and Robin D. Talley all retired from the Abilene Fire Department and were celebrated with a special ceremony on Thursday at the Abilene Civic Center.

Tidwell and Talley both shared many fond memories of their time serving the Abilene community. Tidwell had been with the fire department for 30 years and Talley served for 32 years.

They both say that they are glad to start this next season of their life, but they will miss the camaraderie between their firefighting family. Tidwell says he is not sure of his next plans, but is excited to do whatever he wants to do. Talley is ready to do more traveling with his wife.

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