Retired Savannah firefighter passes away Friday

Retired Savannah firefighter passes away Friday

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Firefighters in Savannah are mourning the loss of another one of their own.

The International Association of Firefighters Savannah Chapter reported the passing of retired Captain Charles "Charlie" McKenzie on Saturday.

"It is with a heavy heart that today we must share news of another tragedy. Captain Mckenzie passed late last Friday night surrounded by family at Hospice Savannah. He will be missed," stated IAFF Savannah Firefighters official Facebook Page.

Capt. Mckenzie retired in 2009 after a long career mostly assigned to Squad/Rescue One.

"We will miss him and value the dedication and passion he had for the "job" and his boys."

We will update this story with funeral arrangements as they are finalized.

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