35-year SBFD veteran Larry Salean retires

May 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Top Story
Deputy Chief Glenn Ellis III shakes the hand of retiring Captain Larry Salean at the May 7 council meeting, with Deputy Fire Chiefs Leon Lea and Edward Appel in the background.

Deputy Chief Glenn Ellis III shakes the hand of retiring
Captain Larry Salean at the May 7 council meeting,
with Deputy Fire Chiefs Leon Lea and Edward Appel in the background.

Fire Captain Larry Sallean, a retiring 35-year veteran of the St. Bernard Parish Fire Department was honored at the May 7 council meeting for several decades of service to the parish.

Before his retirement, Sallean was the Senior most member of the department. Fire Chief Thomas Stone praised him for his leadership and outstanding record.

“The people of this parish were his number one priority, and he has been involved in some of the most
notable rescues and fires, including Hurricane Katrina,” said Stone. “I’m sad for the parish and for the Fire Department to be losing such a great leader and role model.”

Sallean thanked residents of the parish and his fellow firefighters for making his career something he will miss greatly.

“Well, most of my speeches start with ‘Don’t play with matches’ and ‘Stop, drop, and roll’, so this is a little different,” said Sallean. He continued emotionally, “I’ve seen a lot of over years. I’m definitely going to miss it. Thank you.”

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