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Topton retires 3 firefighters with 150+ years of service

Published On: Mar 04 2013 06:41:29 AM EST

3 Topton firefighters retire


In Berks County, firefighters celebrated loyalty Sunday afternoon.

At a retirement party, three retirees have more than 150 years combined service in the Topton Fire Company.

Leon "Whip" Moyer, Gerald "Spike" Moyer and William "Billy" Hoppes were honored.


"I figured they were going to get a plaque or something for me but nothing like this," said honoree William Hoppes.

"I'm just thankful that we have people like this that would put so much time into the community," said Randy Sicher, Topton Fire Company Fire Chief.

State Senator Judy Schwank was on hand to honor the men for their volunteer service as well.