After 3 decades serving his community, Pikeville Fire Chief Ronald Conn is calling it a career.
The City of Pikeville and Pikeville’s first responders commemorated Conn’s last day on the job Thursday. Conn served on the Pikeville Fire Department for 30 years, serving as chief for the last 11.
He said the decision to retire was difficult, but necessary.
At a dinner Thursday in his honor, those close to Conn shared memories and thoughts about the chief’s career. Conn said his main focus throughout his career has always been the good of the department and its personnel.
Chief Conn said he doesn’t have any solid plans for after he rolls into retirement, but plans to spend more time with his family.
At a special meeting of the Pikeville City Commission Thursday evening, Pikeville Battalion Chief Patrick “Packy” Bentley was named as the city’s new fire chief. Bentley will assume the position as chief on Friday, June 1.
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