Mackey memorialized with firefighter tribute


BUCKHANNON — Revered community hero and former Buckhannon Fire Department Chief Larry Mackey was honored by his brotherhood of firefighters Friday, on the way to his final resting place at Heavner Cemetery. Elkins Fire Department assisted BFD with the ceremonial procession of passing under Crossed Ladders, as he was proudly carried on the Caisson Engine. 

Mackey joined the BFD in 1969, became Chief in 1984, and retired in 2004.  He passed away at home on January 6, 2020. A fellow firefighter remarked, “We lost a good man.”

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