Department LogoLawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Retirements

Congratulations to our members who have served the citizens of Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas over the years.

2018

  • Division Chief Jim King- September 17 2018- 30 years
  • Engineer James Strohm – January, 26 2018 – 22 years

2017

  • Division Chief Eve Tolefree – September 15, 2017 – 32 years
  • Debi Thompson, Administration – March 23, 2017 – 24 years

2016

  • Division Chief William Stark – December 23, 2016 – 35 yearsQuote
  • Captain Joe Schaumburg – June 13, 2016 – 34 years

2015

  • Captain Mark Elliott – December 26, 2015 – 31 years
  • Engineer Andres Grogan – June 10, 2015 – 25 years
  • Captain Nathan Stover – March 26, 2015 – 25 years
  • Lieutenant Kathy Elkins – January 2, 2015 – 29 years

2014

  • Division Chief Joe Hoelscher, December 12, 2014 – 30 years
  • Engineer Rod Sumonja, September 20, 2014 – 31 years
  • Engineer Dan Hardtarfer, September 16, 2014 – 31 yearsQuote
  • Paramedic Eric Lessig, July 2, 2014 – 10 years
  • Captain Scott Dieker, February 24, 2014 – 27 years

2013

  • Engineer Larry Hess, December 15, 2013 – 17 years
  • Engineer Frank Angelone, December 14, 2013 – 27 years
  • Engineer Danny Clouse, August 31, 2013 – 28 years
  • Lieutenant David Rector, June 14, 2013 – 25 years
  • Captain Allen Johnson, March 19, 2013 – 38 years

2012

  • Engineer Mark Thomas, December 14, 2012 – 30 years
  • Lieutenant Mark Larson, September 22, 2012 – 30 years
  • Captain James Ens, September 22, 2012 – 27 years
  • Engineer Ron Rushing, June 15, 2012 – 29 years
  • Engineer Byron Miller, June 14, 2012 – 27 years
  • Engineer Jay Stalcup, April 29, 2012 – 27 years

2011

  • Captain Stan Ray, December 17, 2011 – 35 years
  • Lieutenant Mark Wilson, December 17, 2011 – 33 years
  • Lieutenant Joe Mehl, March 11, 2011

2010

  • Captain Lexi Engleman, December 18, 2010 – 29 years
  • Engineer James McKenzie, December 18, 2010 – 21 years
  • Division Chief Rich Barr, December 18, 2010 – 33 years
  • Division Chief Rob Kort, September, 10, 2010 – 28 years
  • Firefighter Dave Davis, September 10, 2010 – 15 years

2009

  • Lieutenant Larry Deters, December 19, 2009 – 19 years
  • Captain James Sloan, December 18, 2009 – 31 years
  • Captain Sandy Herd, September 12, 2009 – 22 years
  • Lieutenant Robert Hardy, September 12, 2009 – 29 years
  • Lieutenant Wm. Russell Brickell, September 10, 2009 – 31 years
  • Lieutenant Robert Babcock, June 28, 2009 – 32 years
  • Engineer Dennis O’byron, March 14, 2009 – 24 years

2008

  • Lieutenant Jon Hawkins, September 13, 2018 – 21 years
  • Captain Clinton Lynn, June 19, 2008 – 24 years
  • Engineer Rick Laughlin, March 17, 2008 – 30 years

2007

  • Engineer Bruce Dixon, September 15, 2007 – 27 years
  • Captain Phil Kuhnert, September 15, 2007 – 26 years
  • Engineer Melissa Warren, June 23, 2007 – 16 years
  • Division Chief Jim Murray, June 23, 2007 – 32 years
  • Engineer Dennis Knight, March 6, 2007 – 15 years

2006

  • Division Chief Jerry Karr, September 20, 2006 – 27 years

2005

  • Engineer Mike Stalcup, December 24, 2005 – 26 years
  • Division Chief Peter Houston, September 16, 2005 – 27 years
  • Chief James McSwain, September 15, 2005 – 27 years
  • Captain Larry Woydziak, March 1, 2005 – 26 years
  • Lieutenant James Davies, February 28, 2005 – 24 years

2004

  • Lieutenant Robin Donahey, October 1, 20o4 – 25 years
  • Firefighter James Wilson, August 6, 2004 – 11 years
  • Firefighter Robert Kent, June 14, 2004 – 20 years
  • Lieutenant Marshall Biggerstaff, March 20, 2004 – 20 years
  • Firefighter James Mullen, March 5, 2004 – 21 years

2003

  • Lieutenant Mark Grinstead, December 12, 2003 – 26 years

2002

  • Battalion Chief Brian Lawrence – 25 years
  • Battalion Chief Dan Morrow – 32 years

2001

  • Major Bill Brubaker, December 15, 2001 – 31 years
  • Firefighter Kenny Wyrick, December 15, 2001 – 30 years

2000

  • Deputy Chief Ted McFarlane, November 3, 2000 – 31 years