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Howard County Fire Chief Pressing On

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Howard County Fire Chief Pressing On

Howard County Fire Chief Pressing On

Howard County Fire Chief is recovering from having a portion of his right leg amputated.

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Howard County Fire Chief Pressing On

Howard county volunteer fire department chief recovering from having a portion of his leg amputated on wednesday night local 2's michael lozano is live in studio ..and spoke to chief tommy sullivan... and michael...we michael horace --- for something as dramatic as having a limb amputated --- chief tommy sullivan only sees it as a minor inconvenience from him doing what he loves to do --- serve others a burning accident and multiple right leg issues over the years has left howard county fire department chief tommy sullivan dealing with lower body infections since 2004 tommy sullivan "getting older and circulation getting worse and so the end result was the infection, we had to take the bottom part of the leg off" losing a part of his leg on wednesday hasn't changed his outlook --- and that's no surprise to fellow member...and best friend john kappel "i would expect nothing less of that man.

He's always been that way and i think he always will be" sullivan credits his christian faith for giving him strength "i'm his servant and i serve christ through the fire department" and sullivan's volunteer firefighter family are repaying his many years of service by building a ramp in the front and back of his house "this isn't even close to paying him back but it gives us a way to help him now instead of him helping everybody else" kappell says sullivan means the world to the howard county community and to each volunteer firefighter "'what does tommy mean to you?'

Everything, he's uh he's a great man" michael fire chief sullivan is heading to a lubbock hospital on wednesday for a check up and is looking into getting a prostetic leg in the future and he plans to be the fire chief until he retires live in the studio --- michael lozano --- local 2 news horace turning




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