Price City Firefighter Retires After 33 Years of Service


The Price City Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday evening. During this meeting, a special recognition was in order for a retiree. Dixon Hussey has been a member of the Price City Fire Department for 33 years, joining in 1991.

Prior to recognizing Hussey, Price City Mayor Mike Kourianos welcomed his wife, Robin, to the front of the room. The city wanted to honor her with a plaque and flowers, as it is not only a firefighter responding to calls, but wives and family members that deal with waiting on the return of the firefighter.

From there, Kent Boyack, Paul Bedont and current Fire Chief David Johnson were welcomed to speak. Chief Johnson stated that, when Hussey joined the department, he did not know the impact that he would make over three decades.

The chief also stated that Hussey demonstrates the very best of what it means to be a firefighter. Chief Johnson echoed Mayor Kourianos in extending gratitude toward Hussey’s family.

“Behind every firefighter is a supporting family who shares in the sacrifice,” he stated.

On behalf of Hussey’s colleagues, friends and the community, Chief Johnson thanked him for the selfless service and leadership. He continued by saying that he wishes his retirement is filled with joy and laughter.

Hussey spoke next, saying that his grandfather was a fixture around Price City with the railroad. He was a veteran of World War I and loved the American Legion and Rotary Club. He would tell Hussey that every young man should belong to a service organization and Hussey decided on the fire department.

Hussey then teared up when he stated that those in the department spend a lot of time together, which is part of why they do what they do.

“These are all my brothers,” Hussey said.

The mayor invited any that wished to speak about Hussey to take a moment, in which Bedont and one other expressed great gratitude for all of the effort that he has put forth in the protection of the community.

The council thanked Hussey for his many years of service and said that it is a long time to be a volunteer. Councilwoman Terry Willis stated she looked at all the firefighters present and reflected on how all of them protect the community in ways a lot may not know.

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