Our Fire Department has suffered from the hard financial downturn of the economy. In an effort to save jobs some people decided to retire early. John Moncrief, a fellow fire fighter, was one of those men. Unfortunately only a few months after retirement he was diagnosed with late stage multiple myeloma. It is with a heavy heart that we say farewell to our brother John as passed late last night. Such a great career serving and protecting the public but with a heavy cost. You will be missed John.