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Unforgettable Exit Salute Held for Retiring Katy Fire Chief


June 8, 2018

By Jennifer Skelton

Katy Fire Department Chief Richard Payne retired Thursday from the department after 20+ years of service.

Chief Richard Payne was hired by City of Katy after volunteering, 20+ years ago.

The "final call" is a tradition among first responders such as firefighters, police and EMS when they retire. Payne was presented with a helmet. Watch the full video of City of Katy Fire Chief Richard Payne's final call, at 13:10 on Thursday, June 7, 2018, here.

Congratulations on your retirement and thank you for your service to the Katy community!


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