On January 18, 2024, a special parade was held in Garner to support retired Raleigh Fire Department Lt. Raymond Harrell, in his last stages of his cancer battle. The procession of apparatus and emergency vehicles from Raleigh, Wake County, and neighboring areas drove past his home, where Lt. Harrell watched with his family, friends, and fellow firefighters beside him. Riding the rigs were dozens of retired Raleigh firefighters. Other retirees participated in their personal vehicles and even a couple of tractors. Sadly, Lt. Harrell passed away ten days later on January 28, 2024. He was 64 years young.

– Fire News photos by Mike Legeros