Firefighters are special people and the city of Covington is losing one of the finest to ever wear the uniform.
After 39 years of service, Covington Fire Department Chief Don Floyd is retiring. His last day was this week.
You can read about Floyd and see how much he means to this community in our profile story and video here.
Floyd has dedicated his life to helping others. He's also a family man and will now have time for travel and hours to devote to grandchildren.
It's a well-deserved blessing.
He has served us well, leading the department to prestigious international accreditation and earning a superior fire insurance rating for our community.
He's been a homer in the best sense of the word, a cheerleader and advocate in a community in which he was born and raised.
Newton County has been blessed with such homegrown talent for years. It's a value that runs in families, as evident in Floyd, whose father, Rodney, was Covington's first paid fire chief.
We wish Chief Floyd well. Thanks so much for all you have done for our city and our community.