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City of Newburgh FD Ass't. Chief John Nokland Retires

By BOB MCCORMICK, Correspondent | December 24, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 010722115

NEWBURGH, NY - City of Newburgh FD Assistant Chief John Nokland joined the department on July 12, 1998. On the morning of December 24, 2021, he walked out to members, both active and retired, as well as friends and family for the last time. John worked his last shift the night before, and today he retired. Orange County Firefighters Bagpipe Band started playing after the FD dispatcher announced his retirement. Everyone lined up and gave a well-deserved final salute as John walked to the end of the line where he turned around, gave his final salute and said "I'm going to miss everyone". He then shook hands and gave hugs to everyone in both lines. Good Luck John!

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