Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services recently recognized Sgt. Ashley Adams during a retirement ceremony held at the fire administrative offices in Canton.

During the event, Fire Chief Tim Prather thanked Adams for more than 23 years of service to the citizens of Cherokee County and presented him with a “bugle” award. The bugle, or speaking trumpet, is a reference to a megaphone-like device that was used in the early days of the fire service.

Adams came to work at the fire department on Nov. 14, 1995. He became a paramedic in 2006 and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2008 before officially retiring from the agency on Oct. 16.

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