Sales retires after 40 years with Gilmer Fire and Rescue

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‘I went to work, I didn’t have a job’

Sales is pictured with family at the reception. From left: daughter-in-law Hannah Sales, granddaughters Lakelyn and Hayden, son Matthew, wife Vera, Sales, grandsons Kollin and Kellen Parks, daughter Brittany Parks and son-in-law Troy Parks.
Perhaps the biggest takeaway a retiring Gilmer County firefighter/EMT has from a 40-year career in public safety is the level of dedication the work requires. “It’s a 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year…

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