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Malden firefighter retires after 40 years

Posted by Matt Byrne  June 1, 2012 12:30 PM

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Malden Firefighter Jake Ruane, second from right is thanked by Mayor Gary Christenson. At far right, deputy Chief Thomas Walsh, and at far left, Fire Chief Michael Murphy.

Malden firefighter Jake Ruane is retiring after more than 40 years of fire service to Malden, the city said Thursday. Ruane, who grew up in Malden, graduating from Malden Catholic High School in 1965 and served the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper in the Vietnam War. Ruane was hired by the Malden Fire Department in 1972.

"I’m going to take it easy" Ruane said in a statement. "It’s been my pleasure serving the citizens of Malden for the last 40 years."

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