McPherson Fire Chief Jeff Deal announced the retirement of a long-time staple of the fire department during Monday's McPherson City Commission Meeting.
“After 31-plus years of service, firefighter Gene Shorman has tendered his retirement effective at the 28th of this month,” Deal said.
Deal added the department will be sad to see Shorman go.
“But he has recognized that this is a very difficult job,” Deal said. “It is a hard job both mentally, physically and emotionally. He is taking the opportunity to retire and pursue other ventures.”
The fire department will hold a retirement party for Shorman at the department on Oct. 28 at 2 pm.