Marietta Fire Chief to retire after 40 years of service

- City of Marietta Fire Chief Jackie Gibbs is retiring after more than 40 years of service.

“It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement from the City of Marietta Fire Department,” said Chief Gibbs on Wednesday. “It has been my great pleasure to serve the citizens of Marietta for over forty years, eighteen of those as Fire Chief. With the great support of the City Manager, Mayor and Council I believe that Marietta Fire is one of the best fire departments in Georgia and is positioned to remain a great fire department doing great work for Marietta. The support I have received from the fine employees of the city working together to accomplish the mission will always be a part of my memories. Thank you to one and all.”

Gibbs has served as Marietta Fire Chief since December 1999.

“I, along with all City employees and members of the Fire Department would like to congratulate Chief Gibbs on his retirement after over forty years of service with the City,” said City Manager Bill Bruton. “Chief Gibbs has been Marietta’s Fire Chief since before I became City Manager and served the City for 22 years prior to becoming Chief. I will personally miss the daily friendship we have fostered and enjoyed these last 18 years, but take comfort in knowing he will still be an active member of our community. The City of Marietta will miss the knowledge, expertise, and guidance of Chief Gibbs, but I am confident in our department knowing the excellent quality of employees he has hired and trained throughout his tenure with the City.”

Chief Gibbs is set to retire on December 1.

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