Retired Kentucky firefighter 'pins' his daughter during recruit graduation ceremony

  • Source: WKYT-TV CBS/CW 27 Lexington
  • Published: 10/24/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: After months of training, Lexington Firefighter class number 70 is ready to serve the city. This class has a unique story. For the first time in the department’s 151 years of service, a female recruit will follow in her father’s footsteps and become a Lexington Firefighter. In most cases, it’s the son who follows in his father’s firefighter boots. 20-year-old Hunter Martin is one of those sons. “I’m thankful to be here and I’m honored that they gave me a chance being so young, and it feels great to follow in his footsteps,” said Hunter Martin. His father is Major Marcus Martin. “Hopefully, following in my footsteps to enjoy his whole career as I have makes you feel very proud,” said Major Martin. The flag holder for this class is Katherine Boyd. She’s making department history as the first daughter to follow her dad as a Lexington firefighter.


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