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An emotional Felix Ledesma is congratulated by Woodbury fire officials Lad Miller, left, and Todd Johnson for his 30 years of service during a Feb. 4 Public Safety Department ceremony. Staff photo by Scott Wente.

Firefighter honored for three decades of service


Felix Ledesma hung up the hose for the last time on Saturday after exactly 30 years as a paid on-call firefighter for the city of Woodbury. It wasn't an easy decision to make, he said.

"It took me three months to get to the point where I could feel comfortable about this," said Ledesma, who, at 60 years of age, was the oldest member of the city's roster of full-time and paid on-call firefighters.

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