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Veteran Fire Captain Retires After 40 Years On The Job

Robert Morris Says He'll Miss 'Being A Firefighter... The Whole Thing'
(file / credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

(file / credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — After a long career, one of New York’s bravest has hung up his turnout coat for the last time.

As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, Thursday was the final day on the job for Capt. Robert Morris, a veteran city firefighter with Rescue One.

From the time he was a boy, Morris knew he wanted to be a firefighter. But now, it is time to retire after 40 years.

“When you retire after 20 years, you’re going to miss it. When you retire after 30 years, you’re going to miss it. Retire after 40 years, you’re probably going to miss it more,” Morris said.

When asked what he would miss most, Morris said, “Being a firefighter – just the whole thing,” from the camaraderie to the adrenalin.

Morris had to retire because he is now 65.

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