Three City of Crestview workers receive awards

Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Mayor David Cadle presented three service awards to city employees during Monday’s regular business meeting.

Two awards went to Crestview Police officers Donald Howe and Pierre Batiste for their five years of service. Batiste was present to accept the award at the meeting.

The third was presented to Crestview Fire Chief Joe Traylor for his 20 years of service.

Asked how many firefighters the department had in 1993, counting him, Traylor said there were 14. The department currently has 50 firefighters.

Twenty years ago, Crestview had one fire station near city hall; now the city has two other stations to better cover the expanding city, he said.

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