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Retired Assistant Fire Chief Hershel Clady Passes

Rest In Peace
Retired Assistant Fire Chief Hershel Clady.

It has been posted by LACoFD Stentorians President Johnny Gray and LAFD Fire Commissioner Roy Harvey, about the passing of retired Assistant Fire Chief Hershel Clady. One of pioneering trailblazers! Chief Clady became an L.A. County Firefighter in 1969 after being recruited by Firefighter Jonathan Leonard. At the time he came on the job, there were only 5 Black firefighters working for the L.A. County Fire Department. Chief Clady was the first Black man to promote in the LACoFD. He made Engineer in 1975 and then after battling in court he became the first Black Captain in the Department’s history in 1977. When he retired in 2001 at the rank of Assistant Chief he had been a positive influence on so many. He was direct and no nonsense. He will always be revered by many of us for his strong courage. We send our condolences to his family. He will be missed.

Dallas Tx. Fire Rescue
It’s with great sadness to announce that one of our members, Marcus ‘Mo’ Evans TR33A, passed away Tuesday evening. Please keep his son Marc ‘Smoke’ Evans, 42B, the Evans family and the DFR family lifted up in prayer.

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