Woodland Battalion Chief Ken Bechthol...

Woodland Battalion Chief Ken Bechthold retires

There are 8 comments on the Daily Democrat story from Nov 18, 2010, titled Woodland Battalion Chief Ken Bechthold retires. In it, Daily Democrat reports that:

After 37 years of service, the Woodland City Fire Department lost one of its most knowledgeable men Tuesday when Battalion Chief Ken Bechthold retired.

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Pilot Hill, CA

#1 Nov 18, 2010
At 4 years old he could tell you the make and model of any car on the street. It was amazing!

Congrats,Butch, you will truly enjoy your retirement. You have been a great asset to our community.
Paul R Lopez

Sacramento, CA

#2 Nov 18, 2010
Hi Butch
Congratulations on your retirement. It seems like yesterday that you was shadowing your dad's every step. I definitely knew back then that someday you would be a real asset to society. Thank you for your many years of service and enjoy your retirement.
Paul R. Lopez

Since: Nov 09

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#3 Nov 18, 2010
I remember when the Fire Dept's resident accountant took another job right before budget-time; Ken stepped up to the plate and worked with the City's Finance budget team, displaying a well-grounded knowledge of accounting and budget practices. The budget staff was very grateful.

Davis, CA

#4 Nov 18, 2010
Best of luck, Ken. Thank you for your great service to our city!

Palo Alto, CA

#5 Nov 18, 2010
I'd leave too, while the "gettin'" is good, before the Left lops down them benefits!
Greg Hitchcock

Downey, CA

#6 Nov 18, 2010
Hey Ken, congratulations on your well earned retirement. I

f you remember, I worked with Ken Longman down in Redlands up until 2000, when I jumped ship to LA County Fire Department. I really enjoyed meeting you and enjoyed our time spent at the San Jose Fire conferences. Please don't hesitate to stop in and say hello at LA Co. FD FS149 in Castaic at the bottom of the Grapevine on your way to down see Ken.

Here's hoping you and your family enjoy retirement!

Take Care,

Capt. Greg Hitchcock
[email protected]
Matthew Henderson

San Rafael, CA

#7 Nov 18, 2010

Thank you for your many year of outstanding service to our community. I wish you safe travels and congestion free roads as you enjoy your well-earned retirement.

Sac Metro FF

Woodland, CA

#8 Nov 19, 2010

Congratulations on you retirement and thank you for your dedicated service to our community. When I was in the Reserve Firefighter Program, you were a great wealth of knowledge and very helpful with any training that was needed.
You were also well known at Sacramento Metro Fire by some of the old Citrus Heights FD guys (former CHFD Residents).

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