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Specialist Rod Gravitt Retires

Specialist Rod Gravitt Retires

After 36 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Lee's Summit, Specialist Rod Gravitt gave his final radio transmission from a fire truck on February 28. Please join the Lee's Summit Fire Department in congratulating Rod on his much deserved retirement. Thank you for your service! https://youtu.be/hOvL-gB6TIA

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