Clearly not delighted to be the center of attention during a Friday farewell event held in his honor, Los Alamos Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Michael Thompson thanked others.
He spoke of his gratitude for being allowed the opportunity to serve his community and the Los Alamos Fire Department.
“I’ve enjoyed my time here,” he told officials and colleagues gathered inside the Fire Administration Offices. “I have fond memories of so many of you. With time, maybe the memories will fade for you but not for me.”
Acting County Administrator Randy Autio presented Thompson with a Nambe plaque at Friday’s event. He spoke of Thompson’s calming manner when he joined him in his truck to survey the Las Conchas Fire.