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First Black 20-Year Fireman Dies

First Black 20-Year Fireman Dies

The first African American to accept a longevity retirement from the City of Tampa Fire Department died last Wednesday. Mr. Lorenzo “Cookie” Holmes was 66. Mr. Holmes served as a Driver/Engineer and Inspector for the Loss Management Office, (formerly known as Fire Prevention Bureau), and was assigned to Engine 10. In 1990, after more than…

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