Email from Chief Mark Stephan to the LQ firefighters on December 22:
Our informal get together is back on for the evening of December 29th @ 8 PM at the fire station. At 10 PM Johnson County Dispatch will announce that we are officially “out of service” and thank the department for 71 years of service. I will then give a final radio transmission acknowledging our retirement. . .
We will not be toned thereafter for any event on the 29th of December and beyond.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night. ~Mark