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By Don Ogle 

Jorgensen honored for half century of firefighting service

Firefighter of the Year chosen by peers


Don Ogle / The Sun-Telegraph

Roger Jorgensen, left, received recognition for 50 years of service to the Sidney Fire Department Saturday. Presenting him with a plated fire axe was Fire Chief Keith Stone, who said this was the first 50 year award within the department.

A total of 195 years of service was recognized at the Sidney Fire Department Awards Program Saturday, including a first of its kind award within the Sidney ranks.

Roger Jorgensen received a standing ovation when he was recognized for 50 years of service, the first time any Sidney volunteer fireman has reached that pinnacle. After the ceremony, Jorgensen said he has seen a lot through the years, and has been through six chiefs.

Current chief Keith Stone is one of those, and was also recognized for his extended service of 45 years.

Each year department members gather to recognize years of ser...

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