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East Texas Firefighter Retires

He's been serving our community with the Longview Fire Department for more than 20 years. Today, an East Texas firefighter is retiring just in the nick of time for Christmas.  Gary Webb, also known as Paw Paw, has been a Longview fire driver for the last 19 years.  He started out his first three years fighting fires in East Texas.  Webb says even though he's going to miss working with his fellow fire fighters, there isn't a better time to retire than around holidays.

"It's going to be the best Christmas present ever," said Webb.  "It's my last shift, and I get to spend Christmas and not have to worry about that phone call."  Webb officially retires at the end of his shift at 7:00 a.m. Sunday.

LaKecia Shockley, Reporting. lshockley@kltv.com


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