The city of Madisonville will fly flags at half-mast Tuesday to honor a former fire chief who died Saturday.
Tommy Williams, 68, served on the Madisonville Fire Department for more than 33 years. He was chief from 1999 until his retirement in 2006. During his tenure as chief, MFD was awarded a FEMA grant to replace the department’s aging breathing equipment.
“Chief Tommy Williams was not only a man who served as a local firefighter, he was a man who served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War," Madisonville Mayor David Jackson said in a statement. “He is, and will remain, and outstanding example of a person who selflessly dedicated his life to protect others and for that he will not be forgotten.”