Hendersonville Standard

Chief Bowers honored for 30 years service

Fire Chief Mary Bowers and Commissioners Chrissi Miller and Jeremy Mansfield who represent the Shackle Island community. SUBMITTED
Fire Chief Marty Bowers and his family during the recent plaque presentation. SUBMITTED

It’s important to show our appreciation, gratitude, and thanks to those among us who, by their good deeds and hard work, deserve to be recognized for their efforts.

In this spirit of gratitude and thankfulness, Shackle Island residents wanted to fund and provide a plaque to be displayed at the Shackle Island Community Center and Volunteer Fire Hall to honor an extraordinary Shackle Island community member, Chief Martin Bowers, in recognition of his 30 years of service as Fire Chief of the Shackle Island Volunteer Fire Department and to commemorate his retirement from the department on Sept. 1.

Chief Bowers has led his department with unwavering selflessness in his over 30 years of service to the Shackle Island Volunteer Fire Department. When the people of Shackle Island needed him, he was always there.

His courage and dedication to saving the lives of others went above and beyond the call of duty. He exemplified leadership by his willingness to sacrifice it all for his fellow citizens. His bravery in serving his community makes him an all-American firefighter and Patriot.

The Shackle Island Community is grateful for Chief Marty Bowers and his integrity, devotion, and service to the Shackle Island Volunteer Fire Department and the community as a whole.

Please feel free to take a moment to share your appreciation for Chief Bowers and all of these wonderful volunteers whenever you get a chance.