Assistant Fire Chief Retires

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The Marietta Fire Department now has one less fire fighter on staff.

Assistant Fire Chief Dan Benson retired Tuesday.

Benson comes from a long line of fire fighters, as his father and grandfather also worked at the Marietta Fire Department.

Chief Tom Dempsey said Benson's fire boots won't be easy to fill.

"Dan and I would joke around about what happened to all the old guys, all of the sudden we're the old guys, and I find myself sitting here. I'm the old guy now and Dan's gone. We've lost 30 years of experience and that's gonna be hard to replace," Dempsey said.

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