Council Gives Retiring Fire Chief the Ax--in a Good Way
The City Council honored retiring Fire Chief Allen (Bud) Carter by presenting the veteran firefighter with a huge, walnut plaque adorned with an ax.
At the council meeting Monday, Mayor Miguel A. Pulido Jr. praised Carter for his eight years of service with the department and his 33-year career as a firefighter. Pulido described Carter as a man who lived by the motto: "Be safe and be professional."
The audience, including several dozen uniformed firefighters, and the council then gave Carter a standing ovation to send him off into retirement.