This from East Ridge Fire Chief Mike Williams, who posted this information on the City of East Ridge Fire and Rescue Facebook page.
Today we celebrate the last shift of a firefighter. Lt. Len Beach has been a good servant to our community for over 26 1/2 years. Len brought experience and wisdom to us all. He has been a good friend, teacher, mentor and an example of a true firefighter. Len will be missed by his brother firefighters. We wish him a long and happy retirement. Love your brother.