MURPHY STEPS DOWN

After serving more than three decades with the Rochester Fire Department, Ryan Murphy has retired but will stay on a volunteer. Murphy began his firefighting career as an Akron volunteer, was hired in March 1989 by Rochester and in January 2008 was promoted to assistant chief. During a retirement party held Monday at the station, Murphy was presented with his fire helmet and gifts. TJ Dubois is the new assistant chief and Matt Koldyke was hired on to fill the vacancy. In this Sentinel file photo, Murphy interacts with Columbia Elementary student Brody James during a schoolwide safety lesson in October 2017.

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