Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief Steven Sapp to retire in June

Monday, April 2, 2012 | 8:26 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Steven Sapp, Battalion Chief of the Columbia Fire Department, plans to retire June 29, after 32 years of service to the city.

"It's time for someone else to take the reins," Sapp said.

Sapp currently serves as fire marshal and public information officer with the fire department.

He has been fighting fires with the fire department for 22 years, before which he worked for a different city department. Sapp will be 53 years old when he retires.

Sapp said he is unsure what job he will take on next, but that he is looking forward to spending time with his grandchildren.

He quoted Monty Python, saying: "And now for something completely different."

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