Panama City, FL –
Four of the eight were added posthumously. Gulf Coast State College President Dr John Holdnak said inductees are highly respected in their fields.
“They may have had a long and distinguished career,” Holdnak said. Some of them may have been killed in the line of duty. But they did it right, they did what it took to be exceptional in their field. And that makes her a great role model for our students. “
Inducted as former Panama City Beach Fire Rescue Fire Chief John Daly, the award is something his family can see in the future.
“Getting selected really means a lot,” said Daly. “You know, I mean it’s something that’s going to be here forever for my children, grandchildren, great grandchildren to see.”
Many of the honorees served the Panhandle during some of the worst events in recent history, such as Hurricane Michael and the BP oil spill.
“Everyone has paid such a price through these events,” said Mark Bowen, retired Bay County Emergency Services Chief. “From oil spill to hurricane, and so much in between.”
However, he was grateful to the people in the community who supported him throughout his career.
“All I can think of are all the folks in Bay County and Gulf Coast State College who have supported me,” Bowen said. “Everything I have been able to accomplish to put my picture on this wall, so many people have a role to play in it. “
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