Rescue squad honors Duffer
Published 2:43 pm Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The Charlotte County Rescue Squad recently welcomed members of the Duffer family, members of the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors and friends to the dedication of the Rescue Squad Building in honor of the late Randolph L. Duffer. Duffer founded the Charlotte County Rescue Squad in February 1970 and was an active member until his passing in June 2018.
During the September regular business meeting, the membership of the Rescue Squad voted with a unanimous vote to dedicate the squad building located at 8300 George Washington Hwy., Keysville, in memory of Randolph L. Duffer. A bronze plaque was placed on the outside west wall between the bays. During a brief dedication ceremony, Bill Mayhew, captain, stated “This dedication not only honors Randolph for his dedication and sacrifices for 48 years of service, this is also in honor and a thank you to the entire Duffer family for their dedication and sacrifices as well.”
The family told of the times before the squad building was built, when sick and injured would come by their residence for help and Randolph would treat them and then transport to the hospital if needed. Randy Duffer stated, “I can remember eating dinner and someone would come to the door needing help and daddy would take care of them.”
Mayhew, stated, “Again, thank you to Randolph and the Duffer family for their many years of service to the residents of Charlotte County.”