Posted: Aug 9, 2017 16:08:36 | Updated: Aug 9, 2017 23:08:36
Coast Guard Reserve Chief and New Britain Firefighter Scott Johnson's retirement ceremony at the New Britain Fire Headquarters on Wednesday Aug 9. Speaking first is head of the Coast Guard Academy Engineering Department Sharon Zelmanowitz. Scott is then presented with a commendation medal for his service by Master Chief Dale McCurry. Scott is presented with a shadow box from his career made and presented by DC1 Wade Hinkley. Finally Scott gives a speech to the crowd of Coast Guard members and fellow fire department employees. Scott Johnson was allowed to retire after 19 years instead of the normal 20 years due to his battle with colorectal cancer.