Remembering One of the Best – Chief Richard Hartsfield

My heart is filled with sorrow.
May you rest in peace retired Chief Hartsfield.
You were one of the BEST!

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Richard A. Hartsfield
Retired Battalion Chief, 2nd Battalion
Lived: 01/16/1953 to 04/12/2013
Served: 02/13/1978 to 12/07/2012

When you started a shift with Chief Hartsfield you knew you were going to have interesting and thought provoking conversation.
You knew you would hear a funny story told by a master story teller.
You knew you were going to learn something that day.
You knew you were with a boss that would do everyting possible to keep you safe.
You knew you were loved.

I sincerely hope he realized the impact he has had on me and countless others throughout his life.

Chief, you are deeply missed.

Visitation:  Friday, April 19, 2013
James Cole Funeral Home
16100 Schaefer Hwy., Detroit, 48235
9:00am to 9:00pm

Saturday, April 20, 2013
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1000 Eliot Detroit, MI  48207
In State: 10:00am
Funeral Mass:  11:00am

Chief Hartsfield was as passionate about music as he was about firefighting. He served as Detroit Fire Department Band Director for several years. Click here to read more about the band.

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