HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Forrest County Board of Supervisors presented a proclamation to Emergency Management Director Terry Steed for his many years of service to the county.
Steed officially retired after being on the job since 1994.
He was thanked by the Forrest County Board of Supervisors for all that he had done during major disasters such as Hurricane Katrina as well as the EF4 tornado that struck Hattiesburg in 2013. He was also known for preventing wrecks, train derailments and fires from becoming major disasters during his tenure
"I can say without a doubt that in the 20 years there probably wasn't a half a dozen days that I wasn't glad to have that job and anxious to go to work and that's a pretty good thing to say after 20 years on the job. It is something that I will always cherish and I appreciate the opportunity to serve," said Steed
The new director will be a former captain Glen Moore from the Forrest County Sheriffs Department.